Peter "Todd" Peterson---a beloved father, son, brother, and friend. Born February 8, 1962 in Julesburg, CO to Lloyd C. Peterson and Rosemarie Peterson (Dixon). One of five children, and the only son. Todd was a rambunctious boy who loved anything on two wheels from the time he was young. He grew up on the Peterson farm in Big Springs, Nebraska and attended school there, graduating in 1980. He'd tell stories about freezing winters, raising hogs, inventing the mullet, summers spent in a tractor, and all the times he and his souped up vehicles ended up in the ditch (among many other anecdotes).
Todd married his first wife Denise in Loveland, Colorado, shortly after high school. The pair had two beautiful children, Elijah Daniel and Brianna Rae, who also got a taste of the farm life in Big Springs. Todd didn't just farm---he was also a skilled carpenter, woodworker, welder, and even became an airplane mechanic (until he "accidentally" polished the pitot tube on a plane). Todd met his second wife, Kerri Anne Peterson (List) playing poker with friends in 1997 (he took everybody's money that night) and the two were married in 1999. Their daughter Presley Anne was born that same year.
Nobody could claim that Todd wasn't a hard worker. During plentiful times and lean times, no matter what you could find Todd working to provide for his family. "...and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need." 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NASB. In 2003, Todd began driving truck in the oilfield, which was the start of a seventeen-year career in Northern Colorado. He moved up the ranks in his company and was also able to provide a better life for his family.
Todd made great sacrifices for those he cared about. That became the number one thing in Todd's life: taking care of others. Behind a tough exterior, Todd was exceedingly generous and always rooted for the underdogs in his life. Even if he knew he'd get burned, Todd would step up and lend a helping hand. He was always one to protect those who need protecting, especially when it came to his nieces (who became his daughters), Marjorie Grace and Shirley Elizabeth.
Besides being a motorcycle-riding, Lynyrd Skynyrd-listening, big-hearted, fun-loving man, Todd was also a born-again Christian who had experienced the absolute goodness of God throughout his entire life. Countless times, he was brought to tears, singing, and even shouting for joy in the presence of the Lord. Those were beautiful moments to witness. Todd left a mark on every person who knew him.
While we are deeply saddened that he's not with us anymore, we know that we'll be together again in heaven one day. He doesn't have to feel pain, sadness, loneliness, or fear anymore. He is alive in God's presence.
Todd is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd C. Peterson, and his son, Elijah Daniel Peterson.
He is survived by his wife, Kerri, daughters Brianna, Presley, Marjorie, and Shirley, his mother,
Rosemarie, mother-in-law, Kim List, and sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless other loved ones.
A service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, October 11, 2021, at Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W 20th Street, Greeley, CO.
There will be a service 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Assembly of God Church in Big Springs, NE. Burial will be after, at Big Springs Cemetery in Big Springs, NE. Both services will have a reception after.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Todd Peterson Memorial Fund, at First National Bank, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel.
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