Michael M. Peterson
Date of Birth
December 18, 1957
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 6, 2021
Wahoo, Nebraska
Visitation & Rosary Directions

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

*The Rosary will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.


A private burial will be held at Sunrise North Cemetery, Wahoo, NE.


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Michael M. Peterson, 63, of Wahoo, NE, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Saunders Medical Center LTC in Wahoo, NE.  Mike was born December 18, 1957 to Lyle and Loretta (Chapek) Peterson.  He grew up in Wahoo and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in 1976.

Mike worked primarily as a carpenter after learning the trade from his father, and was self-employed for many years. Additionally, he worked at Pizza Hut, Energy P.H.D., Hansen Well Drilling, H2Optimal, and NP Mart. Mike was a life-long learner who loved reading, politics, history, sudoku and crossword puzzles, comic books, cartoons, classic movies and music, especially 1950’s blues and rock-n-roll.

He is survived by siblings, Ana Capek of Brooklyn, NY, Pat (Ann) Peterson of Fremont, NE and Mary Taylor of Wahoo, NE; nephews, Owen, Lance and Sam; many other family members and friends. A devoted son, Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Loretta Peterson, and brother, Jon Peterson.

Condolences for Michael M. Peterson
  1. Shantih Clemans
    • February 7, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Remembering Mike with fondness and sending love to Ana and family and friends during this time of loss.

    With love,,
    Shantih Clemans, Julie Shapiro, Hazel & Chloe
    Brooklyn, NY

    • February 7, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Ana, Pat, and Mary – Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Mike. Mike was a dear friend who will be missed by many.

  3. Alida Clemans
    • February 8, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    You are in our hearts, Ana. Sending all our love and sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. May cherished memories of Mike bring your peace and comfort.

    Love Always,
    Alida Clemans, Marc Fenton, Zoe Fenton, and Lucas Fenton, New York City

  4. Therese Tripoli
    • February 8, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Ana,

    Sending you a hug and wishing you and your family as much peace as possible during this difficult time. We are so sorry that you lost Mike.

    With love,
    Therese, David and Luisa

  5. Mary Nemecek Zech
    • February 8, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Thoughts and prayers going out to the family with the loss of your brother, Mike. I have fond memories of your family growing up in Wahoo and being neighbors for many years. May God grant peace and courage during this time.

  6. Jean & Tim Miller & family
    • February 8, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Prayers for peace during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace 🙏

  7. Loran and Karen Houska
    • February 9, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Mary and family,
    our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have our deepest sympathy. Rest in peace Mike.

  8. Mary Cerv
    • February 9, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences

    Mary (Wolfe) Cerv – classmate to Ann “77

  9. Paula A Roy
    • February 9, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Condolences to Michael’s family, with special love to his sister Ana.

  10. Mary (Ell) Chevalier
    • February 9, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers to the Family. I grew up with Mike and attend school from the 1st grade until we graduated in 1976. He was a bright,funny and wonderful classmate.
    My deepest sympathy, Mary

  11. Deb Fraim
    • February 9, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Great picture of Mike. Exactly how I remember him. Love and prayers to all the family.

  12. Rudolph Sloup
    • February 10, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Lost my Best man, we’ve lost a good man.

    Rudy Sloup

  13. Sabrina Powell
    • February 10, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Ana,
    Thinking of you with my deepest condolences and my prayers are with you and your family on the lost your brother. Remember Mike has no more battles to fight and concure he is truly at peace. Cherish your memories and stay strong.

  14. Jenna Zabala
    • February 10, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Ana and family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences. I remember meeting Mike when I visited Wahoo back when mom passed. Sending hugs from Brooklyn.

  15. Lisa Neal
    • February 10, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Ana ,

    So sorry for the loss of your brother. I’m sending prayers to you and your family at this time. May the memories bring you comfort.

    Lisa Neal

  16. Tom keeler
    • February 10, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    I will miss mike a lot. Lots of fun this as old neighborhood. I’ll miss him a lot. Hope he runs in my brother John who passed 4 yrs ago. Much love to family

  17. Donny Sabatka
    • February 10, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Deepest sympathy to your family,especially Pat, who I went to school with. God’s speed to all of you.

  18. Nadira
    • February 11, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to Ana and the rest of the family.

  19. Tricia
    • February 11, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    To Ana and family,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.

    May God help to get you through this difficult time.

  20. Melissa Murray Smith
    • February 11, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Mike was a long-time friend of the Murray family. Growing up, he was one of the guys I’d see from time-to-time on the weekends, pitching in to help my dad with whatever fix-it or build-it project he had going on at the time. Mike was such a nice guy. Very laid back, funny, and eccentric in a good way. To me and my sister, his black glasses were his trademark. The last time I saw Mike was about two years ago at my grandpa’s 90th birthday party. My dad had to be out of town that day, so I took a few pictures of Mike with my grandpa and sent them to my dad, joking that Mike was filling in as him for the day. I think he even stood in for my dad in the picture with my grandpa and his other six children. It was hilarious. I’ll miss Mike. He was one of the good ones.

  21. Lori & John Gruber
    • February 12, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Our prayers are with the family-Mike will be missed.
    Fond memories of working with Mike at Pizza Hut

  22. Julie (Sousek) Slechta
    • February 16, 2021 - 1 week ago

    So sorry for your loss, I knew Mike through the Sloup family. My summer vacations in Wahoo always put us having fun with Mike, bike riding and swimming. May he rest in Peace.

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