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Elizabeth Janette "Betty" (Bernt) Peterson

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Elizabeth Janette "Betty" (Bernt) Peterson Obituary
Elizabeth "Betty" Janette Peterson, age 92 of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Home in North Platte.
Betty was born on January 24, 1925, in Spaulding, Nebraska to Frank and Anna (Rothleutner) Bernt.
She grew up on a farm outside of Spaulding and graduated from Spaulding Academy.
After high school, she attended Business College in Omaha and worked for MGM in Omaha.
She married Lester C. Peterson on June 2, 1947, in Omaha. The couple lived in Omaha until 1958, when they moved to North Platte, where she worked at St. Mary's Hospital doing clerical work. She later worked at Great Plains Health until her retirement.
When her sons were in Boy Scots in the 1960's, Elizabeth was a Troop Mother. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she contributed much of her time, as well as volunteering with RSVP.
Betty is survived by three children, Gary (Jocile) Peterson of Akron, CO, Dave Peterson of Lincoln, and John "Smiley" (Becky) Peterson of Stapleton; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Gene Mulinix of York, Neb.; sister, Mary Kay (Bernard) Fairbanks of Spaulding, Neb.; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 1992; daughter, Joan Mulinix; and brother, Jerome Bernt.
Memorials are suggested to RSVP and online condolences may be shared at
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Sept. 7, 2017
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