Jerry H. Peterson
Date of Birth
March 24, 1932
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 7, 2018
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Navy, American Legion #308 and VFW #4502

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, August 13, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Bishop Neumann High School ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Jerry H. Peterson, 86, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born March 24, 1932 in Omaha, NE to Everett and Bessie Peterson.  Jerry graduated from Wahoo High School in 1951.  On April 22, 1952, Jerry was united in marriage to Dolores Maly at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo, NE.  Jerry served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He owned and operated Peterson Construction for 45 years and then continued working for the City of Wahoo as a building inspector until his retirement.

Jerry was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, American Legion #308, VFW #4502 and Knights of Columbus #1833.  He loved all sports, especially football.  Jerry enjoyed running the clock, for over 48 years, during Wahoo Catholic and Bishop Neumann football games.  He was an avid Husker fan and loved having coffee with friends.  Jerry always enjoyed following his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.

He is survived by children, Sheri (Ron) Meduna of Weston and Todd (Lorene) Peterson of Ashland; grandchildren, Chad (Racheal) Meduna, Chelsea Meduna, Ali Peterson, Ben Peterson and Andrew Peterson; great-grandchildren, Jaison and Graesyn Meduna; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by wife of 65 years, Dolores Peterson; parents, Everett and Bessie Peterson.

Condolences for Jerry H. Peterson
  1. Donna Eliason
    • August 10, 2018 - 11 months ago

    I wish to express my sympathy and love to your family.

  2. Mike and Benita Steffes
    • August 10, 2018 - 11 months ago

    Deepest Sympathy to Jerry’s Family – hope you can find comfort simply by looking around at our Community and the mark he left with all his construction projects. He built our house when we were new to Wahoo 22 years ago – He touched our lives and will be remembered!!!

  3. Willa and Ven Lanik
    • August 11, 2018 - 11 months ago

    Our deepest sympathy and love, Sherri and Todd and to all your families. We will always remember our wonderful neighbors in West Park Circle. Your mom and dad were great friends and neighbors.

  4. Pam Givens
    • August 11, 2018 - 11 months ago

    The guys at the parks and streets will miss him. Dan always told me about Jerry’s stories.

  5. Lori (Peters) Kennedy
    • August 14, 2018 - 11 months ago

    Sincere condolences to all of Jerry’s family. My late parents, Jim and Pat Peters of North Platte, were friends with Jerry and Dolores for many years. Praying God will comfort you in your loss.

  6. Roger Lindgren
    • September 6, 2018 - 11 months ago

    I just found out about Jerry’s passing when looking for Ray Hula’s obit. He always seemed to be a happy guy and a great friend to all . M y sister, LaVern appreciated you two as a great neighbor. MY sympathy!Roger

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