Edward C. Peters
July 13, 1945 — Oct. 21, 2016

Edward C. Peters, 71, of North Prairie, died peacefully at his home on October 21, 2016, probably dreaming of driving his way to heaven in a fancy Peterbilt truck with a CD playing of great, old country music and him telling jokes on the CB radio.

Eddie was born in Sparta on July 13, 1945, to the late Crete and Clarion (Fisher) Peters.

He graduated from Waukesha High School in 1963 where he met and later married his sweetheart, Joyce A. Heinz on May 8, 1965.

He will be sadly and deeply missed by his “bride” of 51 years, Joyce; his son, Timothy, in which he had great pride; his brother Deane (Nancy) Peters Sr.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his sisters Carol Moore, Sharon Brooks, Clara Loeder and Geraldine Schamens.

Ed was a truck driver for Sayles Trucking and Delawauk. He took pride in the trucks he drove — always keeping them clean and spiffy. Ed was also a talented drummer who loved and played country music in local bands: Country Travelers, Skip and Gail Show and Tom Janus and the Nashville Sound. He was also the drummer for various country stars who played at the Milwaukee Auditorium and other venues. He loved being with family, he loved hunting, fishing, traveling and helping others and making them smile.

A celebration of life for Ed will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 29, at Thelen Funeral Services, W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, Genesee (NW corner of highways 83 and 59). A memorial gathering will be from 12:00 (noon) until the service time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the family. For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to or call 262-392-4251.