Margaret “Peg” Irene (Peters) Lutton
Date of Birth
August 13, 1924
Yutan, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 17, 2024
Ashland, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Saturday, February 24, 2024 ~ 10:00 a.m.
First Congregational Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Friday, February 23, 2024 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Please consider donating to the Ashland Area Foundation for programming at the Ashland-Greenwood Performing Arts Center, 1442 Silver Street, Ashland, NE  68003.  Peg would love that the community will be able enjoy musical programs through your gifts.

Margaret Irene Peters Lutton (Peg) passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at age 99 and a half.  She remarked that she was hoping for 100.

Peg was born on August 13, 1924, in Yutan, Nebraska to Clara Wicht Peters and John Fredrick Peters.  After graduating from Yutan High School, she attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and after graduating at age 19, she moved to Chicago to aid the war effort.  Returning to Ashland in 1947, she met Claude D. (Dee) Lutton, fell in love and married in 1948.

Peg’s life centered around family, faith, and community.  She and Dee raised three children, Susan, Richard, and David Lutton.  In 1966, Sven Bjorn became part of their family through the AFS study abroad program.

For over 60 years Peg shared her gift of music as the organist for the Congregational Church. She was an active member of P.E.O., the Ashland Historical Society, and the American Guild of Organists and many other local organizations.  As her children were growing up, she was a Girl Scout Leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and an avid fan of her boy’s numerous sports.

Peg & Dee’s love of travel took their family to all four corners of the U.S. bundled in the back of a station wagon.  Later she and Dee traveled extensively around the world, sometimes cruising and sometimes with a small suitcase and a Eurail pass.  Peg’s travel log showed they had traveled to all 50 states and all continents except Antarctica.

Peg will be greatly missed by her loving children Susan Rodgers (Ray), Richard Lutton, David Lutton, and AFS son, Sven Bjorn (Gunilla), her grandchildren Emily, David and Maggie Lutton, Liz Flynn (Matt), Sara Wurst (Michael) and grandson-in-law Tony Bedient, great grandchildren Ainsley, Macy, Jessie Flynn and Ava Wurst.  She was preceded in death by her husband Dee Lutton, daughter-in-law Sue Lutton and granddaughter Jessica Lutton Bedient, her parents John and Clara Peters and her brother and sister-in-law John and Joan Peters.

Condolences for Margaret “Peg” Irene (Peters) Lutton
  1. Clifford Scheel
    • January 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    My deepest sympathy goes to the whole Lutton family, especially the kids, who I attended school with at Ashland Public Schools. Your mother was a kind and friendly paeso as it shows in her children.

  2. Molly Greene Lairamore
    • January 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Some of my happiest days in Ashland involve Peg and Dee who welcomed me into their home as playmate with their kids. I remember Peg as a refined and gracious woman whom I always wanted to emulate as I was growing up. I loved seeing her whenever I went back to the area, and I will miss that now. My deepest condolences to Susan, David, Richard, Sven, and all who loved her as I did.

  3. Connie Derry
    • January 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    I feel honored to have met you and was able to spend many holidays and celebrations with you. You brought joy to wherever you were. I will always think of you as my friend and mentor. Thanks for the many great talks! What an exemplary woman you were!

  4. Alice Azure
    • January 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful gracious woman with us. She will be remembered fondly. Comforting hugs to her family.

  5. Linda Rosenboom
    • January 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    I am so very sorry to hear about Peg’s passing. She was truly an amazing and wonderful woman! She will truly be missed.

  6. Lynn Barnett
    • January 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Peg was a wonderful warm person. She will be missed in this community. Prayers to family.

  7. Pat Proctor
    • January 25, 2024 - 1 month ago

    What a lovely friend and neighbor she was and will be sincerely missed.

  8. Bill Minnick
    • January 26, 2024 - 1 month ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Lutton family. I grew up in Ashland and First Congregational Church and I always loved to listen to Peg play the organ. Once I graduated and moved away, and life happened Peg was always a constant when I would come back to Ashland, and church; Peg was always welcoming, and had a smile. Peg was such a positive influence on my life when I was young, and she had the same impact on my wife and sons. Peg will be missed, but is gracing the heavens with music!

  9. Larry Kopsa
    • January 29, 2024 - 1 month ago

    My condolences. A grand lady.

  10. Susan Owens
    • February 17, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    I first met Peg in 2004 while doing genealogical research. My biological ties are to Peg’s husband Dee, a cousin who passed before I got a chance to meet him. However, as soon as I met Peg, I knew I had found a cousin of the heart. I visited her several times from my home in Lexington, KY, and she was a gracious host, a wealth of information on the Nebraska branch of the family, and an engaging and informed friend. I am now the age Peg was when I first visited her. I think of her life as an inspiration, hoping I may live another twenty years following in her footsteps. My deepest condolences to her family. I know she will be sorely missed by all.

  11. Pat Helms
    • February 20, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    I will so miss Peg.
    At the family gathering I would always seek her out as she gave me so many words of wisdom and I continued to learn from her. She welcome my sister Carol and myself many times to stay in her home when we golfed with sister Sue in our early years.
    She was a beautiful Lady who made people feel important and treasured. She will be missed by so many.

  12. Michael Vance
    • February 27, 2024 - 5 days ago

    When I think of the best things about my hometown of Ashland, I think of Peg. What a lovely, giving person. I will miss knowing that she is still there…

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