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PETERS, Henry D. 1872-1956


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2015 at 21:41:03

Rites Monday for Henry D. Peters, Former Resident

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Doyen Funeral Home for Henry D. Peters, 83, former Wellsburg businessman, who died a week ago Tuesday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., of complications due to his advanced age.

Burial was in the Reformed Church cemetery, with Rev. G. C. Poppen in charge.

Casketbearers were six of Mr. Peters' nephews, Albert, Henry, Tom, Bernie, Harry and George Peters. Music was provided by soloist Henry Vander Zyden, accompanied by Mrs. Ray Toomsen.

Last rites for the deceased were held last week at Menlo Park, Calif., because Mrs. Peters herself is in poor health and confined to a wheel chair, and was unable to make the trip back to Iowa.

The body was brought back to Grundy county by train, arriving at Iowa Falls Saturday afternoon accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Peters of Wellsburg, who had gone to Palo Alto the week before when learning of his brother's serious illness.

Henry D. Peters was born December 14, 1872 near Parkersburg, one of 15 children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters, Sr.

The family later moved to Wellsburg where Mr. Peters grew to manhood. He was engaged in business here many years before moving to Sibley, and was widely respected throughout the community.

On July 24, 1902 he was united in marriage to Dena Snittjer by Rev. Drake of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, and four years ago the couple was fortunate in observing their golden wedding anniversary.

The Peters retired in 1943 and moved from Sibley to California, where they were making their home at the time of his death.

Survivors include the widow, one son, Chester, of Worthington, Minn.; and a daughter, Mrs. Avery (Orva) Curl of Palo Alto, Calif. Also two brothers, Pete, of Worthington, and Ben of Wellsburg; and one sister, Mrs. Al (Jennie) Kelso of Wilmont, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Orval.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 November 1956, pg 17


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