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Kenneth Leroy Petersen
Birth: Jul. 21, 1926
Nora
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 2013
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

Born in Nora, Nebraska to Otto W. Petersen and Ruby L. Pecht Petersen on July 21, 1926. He moved with his parents to Lincoln, Nebraska as an infant and was a lifelong Lincoln resident.

He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 32 years of service. He was a life member of the Goodyear Foreman's Club and Goodyear Sportsman's Club.

He was a 50 year member of American Legion Post No. 3, Lincoln, Nebraska; and was Past Commander of American Legion Post No. 173 in Greenwood, Nebraska.

He was a 50 year member of Lincoln Liberty Lodge No. 300 A.F. and A.M.

Kenneth was a World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard veteran. He served in the North and South Pacific Theaters of War. He served on the USS Intrepid, the USS Hat Creek and the USS William Schirmer.

He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Ken was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, a former athlete in baseball and football, a member of the Lincoln High School "L" Club. In 2004, he was inducted to the Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1943 state championship football team.

He was a member of the Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club.

He was married to Patricia Kelly Petersen from 1947 to 1976. He was married to Glynda Thomas Finley from 1977 until her death in 2004.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Otto William Petersen (1899 - 1977)
  Ruby Luella Pecht Baker (1905 - 1991)
 
 Spouses:
  Patricia Landon Kelly Petersen (1927 - 1983)
  Glynda Thomas Petersen (1933 - 2004)
 
 Siblings:
  Kenneth Leroy Petersen (1926 - 2013)
  Harold Petersen (1932 - 1932)*
  Gerald Petersen (1932 - 1932)*
  Shirley Jean Petersen McKeen (1933 - 1976)*
  Connie Jo Petersen (1951 - 1951)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wyuka Cemetery
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Sec 43 SV, Sp 108
 
Created by: Susan Petersen
Record added: Nov 30, 2013
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Kenneth Leroy Petersen
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Kenneth Leroy Petersen
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Kenneth Leroy Petersen
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I love you, Dad, and will forever!
- Susan Petersen
 Added: Nov. 30, 2013
 
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