Robert J. ‘Bob’ Peters Sr.

Aug. 26, 1928 – May 7, 2010

Robert J. "Bob" Peters Sr. of Waukesha died Friday, May 7, 2010, at his home at the age of 81. He was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Waupun, the son of John and Laura (Doty) Peters.

Bob was united in marriage to Meta Verdien on Nov. 22, 1947. He began his career as a bricklayer and later joined the Masons Union in 1949. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic, serving from 1952 until 1954 while stationed in California. Later, he was employed for Oliver Construction in Oconomowoc for more than 35 years, until retiring in 1990. Along with his wife, Bob loved traveling across the country, taking bus trips to 49 states over the years. He also enjoyed gambling trips, woodworking and working in his yard.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Meta Peters of Waukesha; his son, Robert (Jennifer) Peters Jr. of Waukesha; grandson, Cory (Danielle Dovnik) Peters of Madison; sister-inlaw, Elizabeth "Betty" Peters of Johnson Creek; brother-in-law, Bob Schwarze of Brandon; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Donald Peters; two sisters, Vera Schwarze and Margaret Schubert; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, May 15, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to Curative Senior Services of Waukesha, c/o Curative Foundation, 1000 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53226.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.