Robert “Pete” C. Peterson
Date of Birth
October 1, 1940
Clearwater, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 3, 2021
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Thursday, October 7, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

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

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Robert “Pete” C. Peterson, 81, of Wahoo, NE entered into rest on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE. He was born October 1, 1940 in Clearwater, NE to Charles and Leona (Swanson) Peterson.  He moved to Wahoo when he was 18 months old and lived there throughout his life. He graduated from Wahoo High School in 1958. He married Mary L. Schiffern on June 22, 1968. He retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where he worked as a machinist for 30 years.

He loved his family and cherished family gatherings at the holidays and other celebrations. He was especially proud of his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling to West Yellowstone, MT to visit family. He was an avid Husker sports fan, particularly Big Red football.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, his children Tracy Muller, Amy Ethen, Jen Peterson, and Jeff (Hannah) Peterson. His sisters Pamela (Don) Wilkins, Lori (Earl) Hilliard. Brothers-in-law John (Barbara) Schiffern, Tom (Michelle) Schiffern. Sisters-in-law Janet (Dean) Hays, Margaret Schiffern, and Linda Schiffern. His grandchildren Charles (Alyssa) Muller, Katy Muller, Madison Ethen, Noah Ethen, Morgan Ethen, Payton Ethen, Kearsten Peterson, Gracie Peterson, Laine Peterson, Kelly Pete Peterson, and his great-grandson Jaxton Muller.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law Robert Seberger, William Schiffern, and Richard Schiffern. Sisters-in-law Martha Schiffern and Jaci Schiffern, son-in-law George Muller.

Condolences for Robert “Pete” C. Peterson
  1. Diane koranda
    • October 4, 2021 - 3 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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