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Watkins, Dr. Peter C. 1932-2010


Posted By: IA Gen Web Volunteer
Date: 7/20/2010 at 16:36:23

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. June 18, 2010 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader, Iowa, with visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. service time, June 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. I

Dr. Peter C. Watkins, D.V.M., 78, of Elkader died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Peter was born June 3, 1932, in Manning, Iowa, to Hubert and Virginia (Choate) Watkins. Upon the death of his mother, he was raised from birth by his grandparents, Walter and Maud Choate in Clear Lake.
After graduating from Clear Lake High School in 1950, Peter attended Mason City Junior College for one year before serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951 through 1954. He then completed a second year at Mason City Junior College and enrolled at Iowa State University, earning the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1961. Following six years of veterinary practice in Dows, Iowa, he joined the Elkader Veterinary Clinic. Peter practiced in the Elkader area for many years, where he appreciated his partners and his clients.

Peter and Donna Hermanson were married in 1956. He was a loving father to three children, Paul, Ruth and Douglas. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. During his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening and exploring computer technology.

Peter is survived by his wife, Donna of Elkader; his daughter, Ruth and son-in-law, Bob of Champaign, Illinois; his son, Doug and daughter-in-law, Sue and grandchildren, Hannah and Rafe of LaCrescent, MN, his sister Joanne of Clear Lake; three half-sisters, Carol, Susie and Sally of Omaha, NE; and several cousins.

Peter was preceded in death by his son, Paul.

Extracted from a funeral brochure.


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