In Memory of




Obituary for Margaret Frances Petersen

A Funeral Mass for Margaret Petersen, age 89, of O’Neill will be at 10:30 am Saturday, January 21, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill with burial to follow in the O’Neill Cemetery. Fr. Bernard Starman will officiate. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed at Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church with a 9:30 am Parish Rosary. Margaret passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society in Atkinson, NE. Memorials may be directed to her family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.

Margaret Francis Noziska was born on June 12, 1933 in Atkinson, NE to Frank and Josephine (Ziska) Noziska. After graduation from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Margaret worked at the Council Oak Store in Atkinson.

On April 20, 1954, Margaret married Harlan E. Petersen of O’Neill. Harlan and Marge made their home in O’Neill. To this union, 5 children were born. When all the children were in school, Marge went to work at the Wickery & Kitchen Shoppe and later at the O’Neill Book & Office for 9 years.

In 1997, Marge retired and went to take care of her new grandson until he entered 1st grade. She said these were some of her happiest years. They spent many hours together with all of their 12 grandchildren – who were the joy of their lives.

Marge was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Altar Society, Legion of Mary, St. Francis Association, and the American Life League.

Marge is survived by her children, Deb (Tom) Young and their children Drew Young, Lance (Amanda) Schluns, and Brandi (Mike) Flynn, Cindy (Allan) Stone and their children, Kristin (Grant) Herbold and Adam Stone, Susan (Victor) Young and their children, Austin (Tiffany) Young, Audra (Brian) Haas, and Rhett (Allison) Young, Shawn (Douglas) Dilly and their children, Maddie, Brynn, and Matthew; daughter-in-law, Sondra Petersen and her son Mason; 13 great grandchildren, Wyatt and Alex Schluns, Reghan, Brodey, Mack, Ellison and Josiah Flynn, Ezra and Oliver Herbold, Beckett, Grayson, Etta, and Rudy Young; and many nieces and nephews.

Marge is preceded by her parents; husband, Harlan “Pete” Petersen in 2007, and son, Steven Petersen in 2022, great granddaughter, Ayvah Flynn.