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William Peters

May 29, 1936 — December 13, 2022

William "Bill" Peters, 86, of Kearney, widower of Marilyn, died December 13, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLANTS or STATUES: Memorials may be given to: Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt Habitat Program, PO Box 294 Broken Bow, NE 68822.


Bill was born on May 29, 1936 at David City, Nebraska to John and Helen (McKenzie) Peters. He graduated from DCHS in May 1954. Bill married Marilyn Miller at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, David City, on October 14, 1954. Two children were born to this union, Brenda and Steven. He began his career with Becton Dickenson & Co, Columbus, in the fall of 1954. He also served years in the US Naval Reserve. His career with BD took him to many locations including Broken Bow, NE, Sumter, SC, and finally to the New Jersey Headquarters. One of his major assignments was to set up a new plant in Plymouth, England. After the England project was complete, he returned to the states and retired after 37 years of service.

After retirement, he and Marilyn moved to Colorado to be closer to family and spent the winters in Scottsdale, AZ. He recently moved to Kearney, NE where he resided until his death.

Bill loved to hunt, fish and play golf. He was past President of the One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow and also President of the Past Shooters in Broken Bow. He was an avid reader and kept a log of all books read. He also enjoyed traveling and was able to visit 48 countries throughout his lifetime.

Bill is survived by his son, Steve (Kathleen) Peters of Thornton, CO, Son-in-law, John Cestia of Highlands Ranch, CO, 2 Grandchildren, Amy Cestia and Michael (Erika) Cestia, Fiancée Marla Welton, Sister-in-law, Kathy Peters, and numerous nieces and nephew

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marilyn in 2018, daughter, Brenda Cestia in 2013 and brother Tom Peters in 2016.
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Past Services

Closed Casket: Signing of Register Book

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

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Parish Rosary

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

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Funeral Lunch

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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Burial

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

3452 North Road, David City, NE 68632

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