Freeman John Petersen, 87, of Gordon, Neb., passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Gordon. He was born south of Rushville, Neb., on Oct. 22, 1929, to John and Martha (Sandoz) Petersen.
He attended the public schools of Sheridan County, Nebraska, where he was a lifelong resident. After high school, he worked on the family farm until he joined the Marine Corps where he served from 1951 to 1953 in a Military Police unit at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
He worked on the family farm after his military