PETERS, Edwin 1915-1987
PETERS, VOSS, GUMMERT
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/28/2014 at 18:02:50
Services Held Thursday For Edwin Peters
Edwin E. Peters of Wellsburg passed away at his farm home, rural Wellsburg, on Monday, September 7.
Funeral services were held at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Wellsburg, on Thursday, September 10, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Max Zschiegner and Dr. John Zimmermann officiated.
Rev. Bruce Zimmermann sang "The Twenty-Third Psalm" and the congregation sang "My Hope is Built On Nothing Less" and "Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness." The accompanist was Mrs. Eleanor Harms, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Donald Gummert, Roger Hippen, Noble deNeui, Eldon Loots, Howard Best and Jerry Knight.
The ushers were Kenneth Cordes and George Sietsema. Mrs. Gordon Junker and Mrs. Vera Warnake were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Wellsburg.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Mr. Peters was born on October 24, 1915, in rural Wellsburg, the son of John and Rena Voss Peters.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Gummert on September 28, 1941, in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Dillon. To this union was born a daughter Mary and two sons, Paul and Richard.
He was baptised into the Church on August 6, 1916. He held various offices in St. John's Lutheran Church, was a Bible Class teacher and a member of the Lutheran Laymans League. He was also very active in the Grundy County Conservation Board and devoted 18 acres of the home farm to a wildlife habitat.
Mr. Peters farmed all his life and passed away on the farm where he had been born.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Mary) Zimmermann of Readlyn; a son, Paul and his wife Janice; five granddaughters, Sarah, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Angela and Danielle. He is also survived by a brother, Jacob Peters of Rippey and a sister, Mrs. Noble (Jeanette) deNeui of Wellsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Richard, who died in infancy and by one brother, Henry.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home, Wellsburg, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 September 1987, pg 11
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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