Michael D. Peterson, 69

January 31, 1952 - March 15, 2021

Hastings resident Michael D. Peterson, 69, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at his

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, with
Pastor Kathy Uldrich officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor
Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday
and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family
for a memorial to be established at a later date. For the health and safety of others face
masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is
appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own
pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we
can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Michael was born January 31, 1952, in Hastings, NE to Harlan & LuLu Belle (Douglas)
Peterson. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1971 and continued his education
at Central Community College. Michael served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. He
worked for the City of Grand Island as a parts manager until his retirement in 2014.
Michael was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Abate GI, and
Isaak Walton Chapter GI. He enjoyed attending church and spending time with his
grandchildren. Michael loved to ride his motorcycle and attending Sturgis Motorcycle

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan & LuLu Belle Peterson, and sister,
Harla Watson.


Children & Spouses: Florence & Zac Matthiessen – Grand Island, NE
April & Isaac Spitz – Sioux Falls, SD
Harlan & Marsha Peterson – Manhattan, KS
Brenda Peterson – Denver, CO

Grandchildren: Sven Matthiessen
Kal Matthiessen
Mila Matthiessen
Lucy Matthiessen
Jace Peterson
Jade Peterson

Former Spouse: Betty Peterson

Brother-in-law: Gaynor Watson

Many Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces, and Great-Nephews