Memorial services were held today at 11 a.m. at the Sutherland United Methodist Church in Sutherland with the Rev. Judd Stover, officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment was held at the Sunset View Cemetery in Washta. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee has charge of the arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com. Memorials are preferred to the Washta Cemetery Association or a hospice provider of donor's choice.
Donald Otto Peters, the son of William and Catharina (Fedderson) Peters was born on Jan. 21, 1926 in Sutherland. He was united in marriage to Lois Burns on June 15, 1948 in Cherokee. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2002. Don was a farmer in the Larrabee area for over forty years. He enjoyed fishing and boating, watching Walker Texas Ranger, playing cards with his buddies, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild and especially enjoyed taking care of his granddog Spippy. Throughout his life, Don was known as a man with a good sense of humor and enjoyed being social, leading him to create many friendships over the years. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and family whenever they needed something fixed.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Paul) Smith of Kenyon; daughter-in-law, Becky Peters of Platteville, Wis.; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Justin) Duris and their child Jackson of Madison, Wis. and Christopher Peters of Platteville, Wis.; sisters-in-law; Donna Tucker and her husband Arlen of Washta; Shirley Burns of Prescott, Ariz.; and by other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois; sons, Gary in 1992 and Lloyd in May of 2010; nephew, Billy Peters; sisters, Anna McGreevey and Catharine Peters; brother, Arnold Peters; sister-in-law, Dorothy Peters; and brother-in-law, Robert Burns.