Memorial services for Lawrence “Larry” Peterka, age 63, of Wausa, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa. Reverend Ron Youngerman will officiate, with burial at a later date.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa is in charge of arrangements.
Larry died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Avera Majestic Bluffs Hospice House in Yankton, South Dakota.
Lawrence “Larry” M. Peterka, son of Edward and Agnes (Horacek) Peterka, was born September 29, 1952, at Yankton, South Dakota. Larry attended school at Peterka District 46 and graduated from Tabor High School in 1970. On March 9, 1991, he was united in marriage to Stella Zurcher at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa, Nebraska.
Larry worked as a cook at the Human Service Center in Yankton from 1970 until 1974. He then farmed with his Dad for four years and then in 1981, Larry started working at a feedlot in Bloomfield. In 1985, he began employment with C.I. Lindquist Farms.
Larry was a member of Thabor Lutheran Church and served on the church council.
He loved farming and Czech music and enjoyed RFD TV and county fairs.
Larry is survived by his wife, Stella of Wausa, Nebraska; brother, Don Peterka of Fort Mead, South Dakota; sister, Delores Young of McLean, Nebraska; daughter-in-law, Peggy (Jeff) Bormann; and son-in-law, Paul (Patty) Kasulka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Agnes Peterka; brother, Tom; and sister, Rita.