Richard J. Petersen, M.D.
April 19, 1939 – October 27, 2023
Dick grew up in South Omaha and attended St. Peter and Paul Church and School. Dick’s pursuit of knowledge led him to Conception Seminary in Missouri for a year before completing his high school education at Cathedral High School. He went on to attend Creighton University for his undergraduate studies and later attended Creighton University School of Medicine, graduating in 1965.
In 1965, Dick married the love of his life, Janice. Together, they built a beautiful family and shared many cherished moments. Dick was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janice; son, Jerry; daughters, Peggy and Christine, three grandchildren: Johnathon (Caroline), Casey and Jack (Alesia); two great-grandchildren, Noah and Miles; siblings, Gene Petersen and Sr. Margaret Mary Petersen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Petersen; brothers: Frank, Dan, and Jerry.
As a physician and Deacon in the Catholic Church, Dick dedicated his life to caring for others. He served his community with compassion and expertise, leaving a lasting impact on the lives he touched. His community and parishioners held him in high regard for his exceptional skills and kind-hearted nature.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Servants of Mary, a community that was close to Dick’s heart.
VISITATION: Friday, November 3rd from 6pm to 7pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 4th at 10am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum.
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