OBITUARY

Peter Todd Peterson

February 8, 1962October 6, 2021
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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.

To share memories and condolences please visit Allnuttgreeley.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Preston Shaw, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Shaw, Pallbearer
  • Peyton Shaw, Pallbearer
  • Tanner Shaw, Pallbearer
  • Justin Matney, Pallbearer
  • Victor Almanza, Pallbearer
  • Brett Morganflash, Pallbearer
  • Carlos Almanza, Pallbearer
  • Scott Marez, Pallbearer
  • Craig Hefti, Pallbearer
  • Parker Shaw, Pallbearer

Services

  • 1st Funeral Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • 1st Reception

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • 2nd Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • 2nd Reception

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Memories

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Bradley Frasco

October 18, 2021

Omg I just found out the passing of my good friend, Todd I’ll miss you brother. We have had some good times and I’ll see you again. I’m so sorry to his family for the loss of a GREAT MAN

Tara Boucher

October 10, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Todd.
Todd, you will always be a treasured member of our STEP family.
Sincerely, Tara Boucher

Peggy Laws

October 9, 2021

The last time I saw Todd was at a family reunion.
we had a great time on that trip.

Jesse Davis

October 8, 2021

I worked for Todd at basic energy, he was always a great guy, very supportive of the people who worked for him and making sure everyone was ok not just on a work level but on a personal level as well, although Todd was my boss I only ever thought of him as a friend the world has lost a great man.

CARLOS ALMANZA

October 8, 2021

The guys headed up to North Dakota to pick up some trucks.

Brittney Nielsen

October 7, 2021

Roger and I will always remember going on motorcycle rides with Todd when we lived in Greeley. He was funny, caring, and a wonderful friend. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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