Carolyn and Willa
Carolyn Peters
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 15, 1934
  • Date of passing: Jan 3, 2015
Let the memory of Carolyn be with us forever

Carolyn Ann Havekost was born November 15, 1934 in Rosalie, Nebraska to George and Ruth (Marxen) Havekost.  She attended rural school in Cuming County, graduated from Scribner High School in 1952, then completed one year at Midland College in Fremont.  On October 3, 1954, Carolyn married Verne Peters at St. John’s Lutheran Church County Line.  The couple farmed west of Scribner on the Peters’ farm and then in 1967 they moved north of Scribner to the Havekost family farm.  Carolyn moved to West Point in 1988 where she later retired as Deputy Clerk of County Court, with miniature schnauzer Willa, her faithful companion, by her side.    

Carolyn was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bible Study Fellowship in Fremont and she served as treasurer of Women of E.L.C.A.  She was a volunteer for Hospice and the Living Center and she served on the Sunshine Center Board.  She enjoyed trap shooting and raising quarter horses.  In 1952 Carolyn won the 16 yd. High Lady 85 x 100 trophy at the Hilltop Traps Nebraska-Iowa Shoot.

Survivors include sons  Noel (Gina) of Herman, Stephen (Lori) of West Point; sisters Georgien (Lester) Lamm of Grand Island, Kathleen (Robert) Palmeiro of Foster, Rhode Island; sisters-in-law Joyce Frischie of Scribner and Janet Heiman of Lees Summit, Missouri; grandchildren Katie (Gary) Settje, Paul (Laura) Peters, Rebecca (Joel) Brabec, Maria Peters, Jeffrey Peters, Jenna (Patrick) Knievel, Jordan Peters; and great grandchildren Samuel, Sage and Jacob Peters and Maddox George Brabec.  She was preceded in death by her husband Verne in 1982 and her parents. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Theresa Perry on 7th January 2016

"I still think of Carolyn often, I have been going to the Senior Center more now with Merna Recker and it seems Carolyn should be there."

This tribute was added by Gerda Jensen on 10th January 2015

"To all the family I want to express my sincere sympathy. I am thankful that I was able to spend a wonderful week with Carolyn in September. I will miss her greatly and always remember her generosity, courage and sense of humour."

This tribute was added by Janice Heidlberger on 6th January 2015

"Carolyn was such a wonderful person, and we will miss her very much.  She always had this knowing smile, which reminded you: "you know, you're a child of God; we all are." As Carolyn did, may you know the comfort of the crucified and risen Jesus, who meets us in our brokenness and grief and raises us to new life, who raises Carolyn to new life with all the saints in light perpetual in Jesus Christ, Son of the Most High God. My prayer for you. Amen."

This tribute was added by Paul Zucker on 5th January 2015

"My condolences to Carolyn's family. Sad to see one more of our Scribner class of 1952 pass away. I remember Carolyn well from high school and was always impressed with her skeet shooting."

This tribute was added by Theresa Perry on 4th January 2015

"To the family of Carolyn I am so sorry for your loss. I have also lost a
dear friend. I have many good memories of times Sally and Carolyn and I  spent together after work."

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Bill Stokely


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