George Edward Peters

George Edward Peters

October 23, 1942 – August 24, 2020


George Edward Peters passed away August 24, 2020 in Omaha, NE.  George was born October 23, 1942 to Glenn Willard and Mary Darlene (Dodson) Peters in North Platte, NE.  George graduated from North Platte High School in 1961 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University in 1967.  George taught biology at Benson High School in Omaha from 1967 to 1970.  He completed a Master’s Degree in Entomology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1972.

George spent much of his career as a steward of this country’s natural resources, working as an Environmental Planner at Waccamaw Regional Planning and Development Council in Georgetown, SC, at Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board in Corning, NY, and at Upland Industries Corp.  He continued this work as a Real Estate Agent at Union Pacific Resources in Denver, CO and Ft. Worth, TX, Landman at Anadarko Petroleum, The Woodlands, TX, and Vice President for Uinta Development Company.  He was an expert on the Union Pacific Land Grant, often recalling minute and obscure details on long road trips, much to his daughters’ chagrin.

On August 12, 1967, George was married to Cynthia Keeney in Grinnell, IA.  To this union, one son, Christopher David Peters, was born.  George was married to Mariruth Flint on May 31, 1980 in Mondamin, IA.  They have two daughters, Stefanie Caroline Peters and Samantha Noelle Peters.

George was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law, Floyd and Lucille Flint.  He is survived by his wife, Mariruth Peters; sister, Mary Aupperle; brother, James Peters; son, Chris (Anna) Peters; daughters, Stefanie Peters and Samantha Peters; and granddaughter, Jessica Peters.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Saturday, August 29th from 12 Noon to 1pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3:30pm, Little Sioux Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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  • Dustin Donner Posted August 25, 2020 10:15 pm

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss Chris. Holler if you ever need anything.

  • Nichole Case Posted August 26, 2020 5:20 pm

    Much Love to the Family. May you all find peace within this passing. For Chris Peters…energy cannot be created nor destroyed…may we all find our passing as a transition into another form.

  • Kent Compton Posted August 26, 2020 6:33 pm

    George is a great man. I very much enjoyed working with him and Mariruth at Upland In Omaha. Beyond his knowledge of the land grant properties, he knew he Company’s water rights and adjudication process like no one else. I know he’ll be missed by you more so than others, but he’s also missed by those he worked with.

  • Suzann Turner Posted August 26, 2020 8:53 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. George was a great boss and friend. He will be missed.

  • Fran Martin Posted August 27, 2020 4:14 am

    Oh Mariruth my heart hearts. I’m so very sorry! My prayers are with you and the family!

  • Niles Dodson Posted August 27, 2020 10:26 am

    So sorry for your loss! Sincerely Niles Dodson

  • jim Dustin Posted August 27, 2020 11:08 am

    George is the first of a group of my NPHS friends who hung out together to pass since we lost Garry and Phil back on Graduation Day 1961. I think of that group often. Sorry for breaking the glove box door on your dad’s car, George. My condolences to the Peters Family.

  • Harriette Woods Luttrell Posted August 27, 2020 11:47 am

    Remembering the old school days in North Platte, Ne. It seems like just the other day for the class of 1961, Our thoughts are with George’s family. Harriette Woods Luttrell

  • Edward Ritner Posted August 27, 2020 11:52 am

    Sorry he left so soon. We’ll catch up on the other side

  • Andy Townes Posted August 27, 2020 4:25 pm

    Proud to say I knew George. We worked together at UPR in FTW. Condolences to the family.

  • Elaine Jacobs Posted August 27, 2020 8:41 pm

    Stefanie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my sincere condolences and prayers.

  • Frank Liska Posted August 27, 2020 9:12 pm

    Was always a pleasure seeing George and working with him..Prayers to all of the family.

  • Jim O’Malley Posted August 28, 2020 11:01 am

    So sorry to hear about George. He was truly one of a kind and it was a pleasure to have known him.

  • Nancy McDonald Posted August 28, 2020 11:24 am

    So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed working with George; we fought a few battles together. I will miss him. Class guy.

  • Stephen Ryberg Posted August 28, 2020 1:21 pm

    Mariruth and Girls, I am so sorry for your loss, this is a difficult time. I feel fortunate that I was able to work with George and be his friend for almost 30 years, he was a great natural resource steward. He is responsible for the addition of over 11,000 acres of railroad checkerboard lands to the Wasatch National Forest. George told me he started working on that project in the 1980s and it took until 2011 to finish it. George left a big legacy on the North Slope of the Uinta Mountains. I think about him often, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Shari & Gerry Kraus Posted August 28, 2020 11:40 pm

    Hugs and prayers for my cousins Mariruth, Jim, & Mary .
    Blessings to you and your families. Sorry for your loss.
    George was a fun cousin, at times 😉

  • John Aupperle & Janet Hagans Posted August 29, 2020 2:35 am

    Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Mariruth , Stefanie, Samantha and Chris.

  • Jane Ann Byroad Posted August 29, 2020 12:09 pm

    Mariruth, Stefanie & Samantha, I send my sincere condolences. George was such a special man and I so enjoyed working at Anadarko with him. I have so many good memories of his clever wit. HIs passion and knowledge of the land grant was incredible. He will truly be missed.

  • Randy and Cheri Gregg Posted August 29, 2020 12:59 pm

    Hugs! A beautiful service! We are thinking of you and the family. Bless you all.

  • Cathy Green Posted July 30, 2021 10:12 pm

    So very sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was one of my most favorite coworkers ever. I worked with him FTW and The Woodlands at UPR. A very cherished friend for sure. Sending love and prayers to you Mariruth.

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