Graveside Services for Elwood L. Petersen age 74 of Norfolk, NE was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Neligh, NE with Pastor Dillon Hess, Officiating. Pallbearers were Nathan Petersen, Jacob Peteren, Kyle Petersen, Gerald Mansfield, Gary Shald, and Mike Mansfield. Honorary Pallbearers were Hy-Vee Coffee Buddies, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Herman and Colleen Wagner, Lonny Miller, and Jody Lenton. Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE. Elwood passed away June 20, 2013 at St. Josephs Rehabilitation & Care Center in Norfolk.
Elwood Lewis Petersen was born on September 20, 1938 in Ewing, NE to Hans and Althea (Posson) Petersen. He attended school in Ewing, NE. After high school he started driving truck. He was united in marriage to Patricia Zakwrewski and moved to California where he did masonry work, to this marriage they had 3 children, Jeff, Steve, and Curt. They then moved back to O'Neill started E&P Trucking for several years. On March 29, 1990 he was united into marriage to Joan Mansfield at Deadwood, SD. After retiring from trucking he enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and tinkering in the garage. But most of he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. There was never a stranger in Elwood's life!
He is survived by his wife, Joan. Children: Jeff (Mary Jo) Petersen of O'Neill, NE, Steve (Cyndi) Petersen of Castle Rock, CO, and Curt Petersen of Norfolk, NE. Step children: Rick Mansfield, Gerald (Janet)Mansfield, Michael Mansfield, William Mansfield. 14 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Brother, Allen (Lois) Petersen of AZ. Sister, Marietta (Lonny) Miller of Norfolk, NE. Brother-in-law, Merrell Forslund of O'Neill, NE. Elwood is preceded in death by his parents. Sister, Tamzan Forslund. Nephew, Phillip Forslund. Sister-in-law, Judy Tappe.