Farming Rural 19

Delbert E. Peters

December 13, 1941 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 79)


Delbert E. Peters passed away on November 23, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born on December 13, 1941 to Peter M. and Esther L. (Ottemann) Peters in Beatrice, Nebraska. Delbert attended grade school in Pickrell and high school in Cook. He went on to earn his mechanic license in Omaha. He worked as a mechanic and as a school bus driver—but most of all, he was a farmer—he put his heart into the work until his retirement in 2008.

He was united in marriage on June 4, 1970 to Glennis Darline (Campbell) at the Tecumseh Courthouse. They were blessed with a daughter, Glennis (Al) Cannon, Cook and a son, Robert, Florida.

Delbert was always willing to help a neighbor. A member of Grace Lutheran Church, he drove the ambulance for the Cook Volunteer Rescue Squad, helped at E&E Meat Processing, helped with snow removal on the town streets, assisted in putting up town Christmas lights, and he was most proud of having donated over eighteen gallons of blood. He will always be remembered by his family as a man who adored his grandchildren. But he will always be remembered by his community as, simply, a good man.

Delbert is survived by his loving wife Darline; their two children; brother-in-law Bob (Vi) Campbell; sister-in-law Joan (Gary) Hill; sister-in-law Carlene Clark; grandchildren Kandi (Trevor) Bilslend and Donovan and Dallas Peters; step grandchildren Brandon (Misty), Ryan, and Aaron Cannon; great-grandchildren Lydia and Lily Bilslend; six great-step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mildred Doolittle.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Cook, Nebraska with Rev. Jim Helgren officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page and Grace Lutheran Church Facebook page for those unable to attend.  The link to the livestream is also now posted on the bottom of Delbert's webpage.  

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Memorials may go to the family’s choice.

Interment will be in the Cook Cemetery, rural Cook, Nebraska.

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November 26, 2021

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Family Greeting Friends
November 26, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Funeral Service
November 27, 2021

2:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church (Nebraska)

Video is available for this event

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