Marty Ray Peterson, oldest of three sons of Terry and Annette (Peters) Peterson, was born July 15, 1969 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Marty was baptized September 7, 1969, and confirmed March 27, 1983, at Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage, Nebraska. He attended Nemaha Valley Schools, where he graduated from high school in 1987. Marty then went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

After attending college, Marty had worked at various jobs and places before taking employment at Major Plastics in Omaha. He worked his way to a supervisor position with the company.

Marty was always athletic, from the time he was a young boy and throughout his life. He was a three-sport standout in high school, playing football, basketball, and running track. His sports activities continued into his adult life, most recently with throwing darts and pitching horseshoes. When he wasn’t participating, Husker football and NASCAR were two of his favorites to watch.

Marty passed away unexpectedly at his home in Omaha on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He had reached the age of 47 years, four months, and seven days. His grandparents and an aunt preceded him in death.

Marty is survived by his daughter Caitlin Gwartney of Omaha; parents Terry and Annette of Auburn; brothers and sisters-in-law Troy and Lindsay of Omaha; Travis and Melody of Omaha; nephew Graham; longtime loving friend Stephanie Davis of Omaha; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage, with Rev. Mary Grundman officiating. Rita Ruenholl was organist and accompanist for congregational songs.

Casket bearers were Chad Eichenberger, Case Eichenberger, Matt Peters, Erin Peterson, Scott Hahn, Kevin Smith, Mason Liers, Paul Cederstrand, Bill Haney, and Michael Moerer. Marty’s body was cremated following the service, and burial of ashes will be at a later date.

Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.

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