Published on Monday, 13 February 2017 07:42
Mildred Louise (Dick) Peterson, 93, of Pawnee City, formerly of Waverly and Humboldt, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Premier Estates in Pawnee City. She was born on Jan. 17, 1924 near DuBois to Ernest and Sarah (Habegger) Dick.
Mildred grew up the middle child of three children on a farm east of DuBois. For her early formal education, she attended Rockdale country school and later graduated from DuBois High School with the Cclass of 1940.
She married Norman Peterson on Aug. 22, 1948 in Humboldt. The couple established their home on a farm 11 miles northwest of Humboldt, where Mildred helped with the daily farm activities. She began working for Dr. Heim and then at the Humboldt Hospital. Mildred retired from the Colonial Acres Nursing Home after working in the laundry department for 28 years.
She liked to travel and had taken vacations with her son Loren to the mountains and the Great Lakes region. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, working with flowers, and spending time with her family. Mildred loved dogs, which always seemed to bring a smile to her face.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; a sister, Eleanor (Oliver) Mosteller; and sister-in-law, Polly Dick.
Mildred is survived by her son, Loren (Penny) Peterson, of Waverly; brother, Robert Dick, of Lynch, NE; and other nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at The Christian Church in Humboldt, with Pastor Ron Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Capitol Humane Society or Organ Recovery Services, 987050 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, the Friends of the Auditorium @ 63576 705 Rd., Omaha, NE 68376.
Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com
Published on Friday, 10 February 2017 09:32
Archie Hodge, 88, of Falls City, passed away Feb. 7, 2017 at Falls City. He was born Oct. 13, 1928 at Fairbury to the late Archie Taylor and Clara (Bean) Hodge.
As a child, his family moved to Rulo where he attended school and graduated from high school in 1946.
Archie enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Kansas City, MO on Aug. 30, 1951 and was honorably discharged on Aug. 25, 1955 at Norfolk, VA. He earned a National Defense Service Ribbon, Navy Occupation Medal and a Korean Service War Medal
On March 10, 1957 he married Carlota J. Barber at the Reserve Christian Church at Reserve, KS.
They moved to Chicago, IL where he worked for American Airlines. Wanting to be near family, they moved to Topeka and later to Hiawatha where he was employed by Safeway. Their four children were born in Hiawatha and they moved to Falls City in Aug. 1966, where they have since lived.
He was employed at Frontier Homes from 1967 until they closed. Also worked at Circle Steele until they closed. Worked at Woodings Verona until his retirement in July 1995. Archie enjoyed part-time work at Sunmart for several years after his retirement. He enjoyed gardening and spent many hours tending his flower beds. Archie was an avid reader of books and newspapers, had a remarkable memory of dates, was very good at crossword puzzles, and enjoyed playing trivial pursuit and scrabble. He entered Falls City Care Center on September 3rd, 2012 due to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
Archie was a member of First Christian Church. Served as board chairman, elder and deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Carlota Hodge, of the home; children, Marsha (Jerry) Roland, Mark (Jean) Hodge, Michelle (Max) Milam, all of Falls City; Amy (Dan) Lunzmann of Auburn; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers (William, Robert, James) and sisters (Daisy, Margaret, Arlene).
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church with Reverend Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Interment will be held at Steele Cemetery. Military Honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.
Family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.