LAMAR-Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for August Edgar “Pete” Peters, 88, Lamar, who died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Truman Healthcare Center. A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Peters; six sons and their wives, Dale and Delores Peters, Lamar, Dan and Jill Peters, Lamar, Dennis Peters, Pittsburg, Kan., Douglas Peters, Smyrna, Tenn., Dean and Kelli Peters, Liberty Hill, Texas and Andrew and Jan Peters, Springfield; two daughters, Susanne and Terry Perelman, Henderson, Nevada and Jeanne and Dean Buffington, Chinook, MT.; 16 grandchildren, Levi and Amy Peters, Lindsey and Greg Williams, Lisa Peters, Jenny Peters, Matthew and Olivia Peters, Ryan Peters, Sean Peters, Megan Peters, Amanda and Scott Shapiro, Natalie Peters, Philip Perelman, Dylan Perelman, Jamal Kasem, Charis and Jeff Harrison, Ethan Buffington and James Buffington and four great-grandsons, Jackson Williams, Tyler Williams, Reuben Peters and Joseph Peters; two stepbrothers, Gary Peters and Brad Peters; a stepsister, Connie Reger; a brother-in-law, Jim Geoghagen and extended family, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Peters; his mother, Alma Peters; his stepmother, Lorene Peters; two sisters, Jane Geoghagen and Dorothy Berner and an infant daughter, Deborah Jane Peters.
Mr. Peters was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Washington, Mo., to Edgar Peters and Alma (Filla) Peters. He was reared and went to school in the Washington, Mo. area. He served in the US Navy. He worked in the St. Louis area for many years before moving to Lamar. He worked again in St. Louis, Arizona and Lamar areas. He retired from O’Sullivan Industries and opened a saw sharpening business in his home shop.
Mr. Peters was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lamar. He was also a VFW member and a member of Knights of Columbus, 4th degree. He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and being outside, but especially loved his grandkids and great-grandkids.
He married Rosemary Anna Rickert on April 28, 1951.