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PETERS, Marlyn E. 1932-2014


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/27/2014 at 11:23:28

Marlyn E. Peters, 82, of Eldora, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17th at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg. Burial will follow at the First Christian Reformed Church Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion –Walter-Sayer Post #182 and V.F.W. –Roll Harless # 3974. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Marlyn was born on January 22, 1932 in rural Hardin County, Iowa, the son of Henry and Tina Peters. Marlyn graduated from Wellsburg High School in the Class of 1950. Marlyn went on to serve his country in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Wilma Williams on January 20, 1956 at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg, Iowa. Together they welcomed four children into their family.

Upon his honorable discharge from the United States Army, Marlyn attended Line O Type School. He began his career as a Line O Type Operator working in Anamosa, Eldora and Marshalltown. He then went to work for Thermogas in Eldora and Greenbelt Elevator in Steamboat Rock. He retired from Snittjer Grain Company in Wellsburg, after many years of service to the company.

Marlyn was an active member of the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg. He served the church as an Elder, a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the Eldora American Legion-Walter-Sayer Post # 182 and the Eldora Lions Club. Marlyn was an avid gardener; he grew vegetables and offered them for sale at the farmers market for the benefit of the church. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and he loved maintaining his vehicles. He enjoyed the bus trips he and Wilma would take together. Marlyn was very proud to have taken part in an Honor Flight to Washington DC. His true joy in life came from serving his church and spending time with his family.

Marlyn is survived by his wife, Wilma Peters of Eldora; Rochelle (Roger) Everett of Walker, MN, Dawn (Denny) Gelhaus of Hubbard, Iowa and Todd (Chrissy) Peters of Cedar Falls, Iowa; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brothers Harlin Peters of Eldora and Jim Peters of Eldora and sister-in-law Elaine (Myron) Kosanke of Eldora. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Jeff Peters and grandson Brandon Gelhaus.

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