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Todd Petersen

Todd Petersen, age 48, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at UNMC in Omaha after a long battle with his health.

Todd was cremated. Private family inurnment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul, next to his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family that will be directed for congenital heart defects. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com


Todd William Petersen, the son of Kenneth E. and Shirley J. (Jensen) Petersen, was born at St. Paul, Nebraska on September 29, 1972, and passed away at Omaha, Nebraska on October 13, 2020 at the age of 48.

Todd’s family moved to Aurora when he was two. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1991 and graduated from Spencer College in Grand Island with a degree in Travel & Tourism. Todd became disabled at a young age from his congenital heart defect and a very disabling case of rheumatoid arthritis.

He was a huge NASCAR fan. His favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and his son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sister Tonja Petersen-Anderson and her husband George of Pocahontas, Iowa and their three daughters, Emma, Olivia and Julia all of Pocahontas, Iowa and several other family members and friends.

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