Margarette “Maggie” (Rischling) Peterson

A Mass of Christian Burial for 67-year old Margaret “Maggie” (Rischling) Peterson will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:00 at Saint Rose Catholic Church in Torrington, Wyo, with Father Ray Moss officiating. 

Cremation has taken place and burial will follow the mass in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington. 

A Rosary will be recited on Friday at 6pm.

Memorials may be given to either St. Joseph Children’s Home or Saint Rose Catholic Church.both in Torrington.

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The Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington is in charge of arrangements. 

Margaret Rose Peterson was born March 10, 1954 in Alma, NE, to William and Marilee (Wickiser) Rischling, and died at her home on April 27, 2021

Maggie grew up in Nebraska and Iowa and graduated Bayard High School in 1972. She then attended Chadron State College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree. 

She married Todd Peterson on June 14, 1980 in Bayard, NE. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children were older, then went to work for Dr. Lance Griggs where she was an office assistant for sixteen years before retiring in 2018. 

Maggie enjoyed gardening especially flowers, and golfing with her girlfriends. She was totally devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved her close circle of friends and was a selfless person who had a special gift with children. 

She was a member of Saint Rose Catholic Church, and the Saint Rose Council of Catholic Women. 

Maggie is survived by her husband Todd of Torrington, WY; daughter Andrea (Al) Frank of Hastings, NE; sons Ben (Danielle) Peterson of Cheyenne, WY, Joe (Franzi) Peterson of Orono, ME and Kevin (Ally) Peterson of North Glenn, CO; grandchildren Keelin, Julia and Maggie Frank, Evelyn and Blaine Peterson, Finn Peterson and Owen Peterson; 

Maggie is also survived by 11 siblings: Mary (Richard) Fulkerson of Denver, CO, Anne (Mike) Moody of Omaha, NE, Dick (Gretchen) Rischling of Grand Island, NE, Dave (Shawna) Rischling of Alliance, NE, Jane (Pat) Stutzman of Raleigh, NC, Cecilia (Mike) Higgins of Reno, NV, Christine (Randy) Dickerson of Chadron, NE, Rose (Dennis) Hengen of McCook, NE, Jean (Brian) Gatzmeyer of Elkhart, IN, Joe (Linda) Rischling of Chadron, and Susan Rischling of Elkhart. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister Rita.