Glen Petersen – UPDATED


Funeral services for 81-year old Glen Petersen of Harrison, NE, are Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11:00 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrison, NE. 

Visitation is Friday, Sept 1, from 6:00-to-7:30 at Pier Funeral Home in Lusk, Wyo.

 Memorials have been established for the Harrison Ambulance Fund, The Harrison VFW and The Harrison Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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Glen Allen Petersen was born on March 24, 1942, in Lusk, Wyoming to Jim and Cleo (Leeling) Petersen. He passed away on August 29, 2023, in Chadron, NE surrounded by his family.

Glen graduated from Sioux County High School in 1960 and served in the U-S Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He married Debby Grote, July 7th ,1967 and to this union were born two children, Kelly and Vicki.

Glen worked for Cable TV for 8 years, then served as a ranch hand for 10 years before eventually starting his own general contractor business as well as a chainsaw and lawn mower repair shop that he ran until he retired.

He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrison and the Harrison VFW. He also served on the Sioux County High School Board and the zoning committee for the village of Harrison. 

Glen was a loving and devoted family man. He cherished spending time with his grandkids and was known for his love of fishing, woodworking projects, playing cards- especially cribbage in his later years, golfing, and tending to his garden.

Glen will be remembered for his unwavering love for his family, his dedication to his work, and his passion for his hobbies. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Glen is survived by his beloved wife Debby, his son Kelly (Jess) Petersen, his daughter Vicki (Brent) Kelly, his brother Bill (Freddie) Petersen, his cherished grandkids Wyatt Petersen, Casey Petersen (Emma Kuker), Kami (Dakota) Morgal, Koralynn Kelly, and great-grandson, Huxton Petersen as well as several in-laws, nieces, and nephews. 

Glen was preceded in death by his father Jim Petersen, mother Cleo Petersen, father-in-law and mother-in-law Earl and Ola Mae Grote, brother-in-law Dwanne Grote, and niece Kerri Grote.

Pier Funeral Home of Lusk, WY, is in charge of arrangements for Glen Petersen.