PETERSON, Axel M. Pete, CMSgt. USAF (Ret.) March 20, 1931 ~ September 12, 2016 Bellevue, NE Preceded in death by parents Axel & Bessie Peterson; daughter Catharine Peterson; sister Beverly Wells; grandson Grant Kurtz. Survived by wife Joan; children David C. (Karen), Teresa A. Lemack (Bruce), Sharon E. Stroh, John M. (Emily Nelson, significant other), Tricia M. King (Christopher), Ann J. Kurtz; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. VISITATION: 5:00 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel with Vigil Service @ 7:00 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at St. Marys Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street, Bellevue. Memorials will be directed by the family.