James Albert Peters
26, 1939 Ė Aug. 30, 2012
James Albert Peters, 73, passed away
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at his residence in Topeka,
Kan. Born on Aug. 26, 1939, in Waukesha, he was raised in Milwaukee and
graduated from Washington High School
1965, he met his wife, Sharon Barbara (Warders) of Blue Rapids, Kan.,
when he was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. The two were happily married
for 46 years.
was the son of Edith (Strass) and Albert Peters Jr. of Milwaukee. Jim
and Sharon lived in Waukesha for more than 30 years, where they raised
their family and hosted AFS foreign exchange students. He was a meat
cutter for Kohlís grocery stores. An active member of St. Mathias
Episcopal Church in Waukesha and St. Philips in Topeka, he was also an
avid bowler and golfer who was a diehard Packers and Brewers fan. Our
dad adored animals, cats in particular, and entertained his childrenís
whims to take in many strays. By his own example, he fostered in us
compassion and tolerance. Easy going, he had an incredible sense of
humor and was deeply
involved in all of our activities. He and our mom shared with us their
spirit of adventure and they took many trips together over the years.
was preceded in death by his mother, Edith; brother, Jack Peters; and
sister, Sue Kowal.
is survived by his wife, Sharon; his father, Albert John Peters Jr. of
Milwaukee; his daughters, Jamie Peters of Joshua Tree, Calif., and
Nicole Peters of Taos, N.M.; son, Sean Peters of New Berlin; son-in-law,
Zishan Shah of New York, N.Y.; his cat, Mi Mi; and countless friends and
extended family members.
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at St. Davidís
Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS.
lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Cat
Association of Topeka, 1719 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66604.