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Cory Petersen

NORFOLK — Private memorial services for Cory K. Petersen, 52, Irving, Texas, formerly of Pilger, will be Monday, Nov. 29. Private inurnment will be at the Pilger City Cemetery in rural Pilger.

Cory Petersen died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at his residence in Irving.

Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.

1969-2021

Cory was born on June 6, 1969, in Norfolk to Kenneth and Sandra (Ott) Petersen. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pilger. He graduated from Wisner-Pilger High School and then attended the Lincoln School of Commerce for a year.

After his education, Cory lived in Minnesota and then later in Texas while he worked aviation for 32 years. He worked for Northwest and Southwest Airlines and had been recently working with the Networks Operations Control.

Survivors include his parents, Kenneth (Sandra) Petersen of Norfolk; siblings Darin (Beth) Petersen of Stanton and Dana (Dan) Janssen of Lincoln; and two nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

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CROFTON — Services for Galen K. Merchen, 93, Bloomfield, formerly of Crofton, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Galen Merchen died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.

NORFOLK — Services for Paul W. Claussen, 84, Norfolk, are pending at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Paul Claussen died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Heritage of Bel Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.

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NORFOLK — Services for John R. Schiffbauer Jr., 92, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Scott Schilmoeller will officiate with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Nebraska Army N…

LAUREL — Memorial services for Roddy Smith, 66, Chaska, Minn., will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Laurel. Private burial will be at a later date.

WEST POINT — Services for Bernice Miller, 94, West Point, are pending at Minnick Funeral Home in West Point. Bernice Miller died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point.

NORFOLK — Private memorial services for Cory K. Petersen, 52, Irving, Texas, formerly of Pilger, will be Monday, Nov. 29. Private inurnment will be at the Pilger City Cemetery in rural Pilger.

ST. HELENA — Services for Joseph B. Bruening, 63, St. Helena, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Helena. The Rev. Jim Keiter will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery.

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