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Johnadean Jo Petersen

Johnadean Jo Petersen, 70, of North Platte, lost her last life challenge surrounded by her family at her home as she peacefully departed this life.

She was born December 12, 1952 to John and Verla (Sharp) Bohac in Kimball, Nebraska.

Johnadean grew up in Kimball and graduated from Kimball High School with the class of 1972. After high school she worked as a secretary and bartender at night. Johnadean met Bruce Petersen and the couple then married on June 25, 1977 in Kimball. The couple moved to North Platte where she held various jobs over the years finally retiring from Cabela's call center in 2012.

Johnadean was a people person with family being the center of her life, especially her grandkids. She was an avid bowler and president of the Thursday morning coffee league.

Her penchant and love for volunteerism often led her husband Bruce into helping as well. She enjoyed ceramics and was Co-President of Washington School PTA. She was active on my committees throughout her years and a dedicated member of the Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose.

Survivors include husband, Bruce of North Platte; children, Katie (Justin) Bringewatt of Kearney, Lindsey (Bob) Lydic of Brady, Nicholas (Ambur) Petersen of North Platte; grandchildren, Josyah, Landon, Hannah, Brenden, Abby, Gunner, Braylee, Jake, Tenley, and Lennon; siblings, Eileen (Butch) Rowley of Kimball, Ed Bohac of Kimball, Tom Bohac of Oregon; sister-in-law Gennie Bohac of Virginia; numerous other family members and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Verla; nephew, John Willard Wright; mother and father in-law; sisters, Marilyn Minar and Ellen Wright; brothers, Miles Bohac and "Little" John Bohac.

Memorials are suggested to Callahan Cancer Center, Miss Nebraska Pageant's Little Sister Program, or Autism Society of Nebraska North Platte Chapter.

Online condolences and livestream of the service may be shared at http://www.adamsswanson.com.

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 15, 2023 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Mike Evans officiating.

Book signing will be held noon-7:00 P.M., with family present 5:00-7:00, Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

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