Allnutt Funeral & Cremation - Macy

6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO


Dennis "Larry" Peterson

December 3, 1938July 20, 2020

Larry Peterson of Sterling, most recently of Pierce, passed from this life on July 20, 2020. Larry was born on December 3, 1938, to Harold and Vera (Walker) Peterson in Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Larry grew up on a ranch in the Kuner area, east of Kersey, and graduated from Greeley Central High School. Larry enjoyed the farming and ranching life and had a deep love for every living creature, and he made sure they all had something to eat, even the wild rabbits. Larry spent several years riding bulls and was very proud of winning the bull riding at the Greeley Independence Stampede in the 60's and wore the belt buckle he won until his very last day. Larry ran heavy equipment for several years. One of the jobs he worked on was the construction of what is now JBS feedlot east of Greeley. In his later years, he had a semi truck and hauled grain. He received a plaque for driving his semi a million miles without an accident. Larry's claim to fame was his mechanical ability and he could make anything run perfectly. He was an excellent welder and if he decided he needed something that he didn't have, he got out the welder and created it.

Larry is survived by his daughter Amanda, two brothers, Rich and Bill Peterson, one sister, Betty Hatfield, long-time friend and companion, Kitty Peterson, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews and his best furry friend and buddy, Denver.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dorothy and Carol, and brother Pink.

A visitation will be held Monday, August 3, 2020, at Allnutt Macy Chapel, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Allnutt Macy Chapel, at 11:00 a.m. Interment follows at Linn Grove Cemetery.


  • Amanda Peterson, Daughter
  • Rich Peterson, Brother
  • Bill Peterson, Brother
  • Betty Hatfield, Sister
  • Kitty Pearson, Friend & Companion
  • three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his best furry friend and buddy, Denver.

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  • Lance Peterson, Pallbearer
  • Troy Peterson, Pallbearer
  • Cody Peterson, Pallbearer
  • Austin Rigg, Pallbearer
  • Wacey Flack, Pallbearer
  • Derrick Rufenacht, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Dennis "Larry" Peterson

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Saundra Eichacker

August 3, 2020

I personally did not know Larry that well but just the fact that he was a graduate of Greeley High School makes him Special. As you reflect on Memories may you find Peace and Comfort.
My sincere Sympathy,
Saundra (Nitzel) Eichacker

Dan Varra

August 3, 2020

Dan will always remember Larry and working with him on some farm jobs. They always had something to visit about with interests in rodeo, cattle and horses. He will be missed.

Matt Kallsen

July 25, 2020

Larry was a great friend for many years. We shared the love of rodeo, especially team roping and steer tripping. We teamed roped together at the Greeley Stampede. When Nancy and I moved to Oklahoma in 2008 Larry and Kittie would come and we would go to the ropings at the Lazy E Arena. One year Larry even brought a trailer load of his alfalfa hay, which was very hard to find in Oklahoma. Larry always had a grin on his face. He will be missed.

Jan Bangert

July 24, 2020

I met Larry several years ago when I was looking for some good horse hay. He had the best hay around and l loved going to his place to load my pickup every couple of months. He was a talker and I listened well. He talked about the rodeo, his place out east and all the horses he had in his life. He had the most beautiful well fed horses I have ever seen and when one of them had a little filly he made sure me and my granddaughter got to pet her several times. He loved his life, his home his horses, his dog and the land. Towards the end of him living at home he was starting to forget and he told me it was awful. Then one day he wasnt there anymore. RIP Larry


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