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Jacob Peters - November 24, 2011

Jacob Peters, age 17, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Jacob Peters, the oldest son of Gary and Shari Peters was born in Lincoln, Neb. on Sept. 30, 1994, and died in Omaha, Neb. on Nov. 16, 2011 at the age of 17.
Jacob grew up in Aurora and was fiercely proud of being a Husky. He thrived on the high expectations that accompany the affiliation with his school. He had a burning desire to compete at all times. Whether it was on the field, the court, the track or the classroom, he was always striving to be the best.
Jacob was a firm believer in controlling his attitude and his effort. Sometimes things don’t go your way and you can’t control all of your surroundings, but you can always control your attitude and your effort.
Jacob was in FBLA, FCA, Student Council, elected to the Varsity Football Unity Council, elected Junior Class Treasurer, inducted into the National Honor Society and a member of the United Methodist Church in Aurora.
His future plans included playing football at some level in college then becoming a coach to teach others the right way to play the game that he loved.
Jacob loved meeting new friends and once you were let into his heart his loyalty was unending. He loved his fellow students and especially his classmates. Sometimes he would push too hard instead of giving a nudge in the right direction, but that was only because he saw that everyone has something great to offer, and that greatness just needs to be uncovered.
Those who are left behind to carry forward his legacy are his parents Gary and Shari Peters, his brothers Jerod and Dalton Peters, grandparents Glen and Patsy Beran, all of Aurora; grandparents, Wilbur and Marian Peters, aunt Cheryl and Uncle Bob Ratzlaff, all of Henderson; Uncle Dave and Aunt Cheryl Beran of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Uncle Pat and Aunt Linda Beran of Omaha; cousins, Miles Beran, Grant Beran, Andrew Beran and Brooke Beran; and his Great Grandma Angie Beran.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the Aurora United Methodist Church with Dr. F. Cole Fowler and Rev. Paul Nauman officiating.
Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Higby-McQuiston Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Grandparents Glen and Patsy Beran, 135 Galway Rd., Aurora, Neb. 68818, were longtime Imperial residents, serving as school superintendent and teacher while raising their family here.