Leonard W. Peter

Leonard W. Peter, 80, of the town of Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at Com-munity Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.

He was born on March 9, 1925 in Washington County, the son of the late George and Barbara (Volm) Peter, and on June 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Matenaer at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

The couple farmed in the town of Wayne for many years, and Leonard served on the town of Wayne Board for numerous years.

After retiring from farming, Leonard worked as a fieldman for various dairies in the area.

Leonard was a very active member of St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian, where he served on the church council, as a lector and as a handyman.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Beatrice; four children, Patti (David) Ramthun of the town of Wayne, Jan Jordan of Germantown, Kathi (Dan) Cain of Kewaskum and Tom Peter of the town of Wayne; six grandchildren, Terry (Jessica) Jordan, Jenny Ramthun (friend, Billy Hafemann), Eric and Ross Cain, Dustin and Brandon Peter; a soon-to-be-born great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Rose Peter of Allenton, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Ralph.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian.

Father Neil Zinthefer and Rev. Anthony Polyak MM will concelebrate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum is serving the family.