John S. Peters

John S. Peters, 78, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at the Samaritan Health Center.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1928 in West Bend to the late Carl and Evelyn (nee Perschbacher) Peters, and graduated from West Bend High School in 1947.

On Aug. 6, 1955, John was united in marriage to Dolores Volz at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbells-port. Together they made their home in West Bend.

John worked for the Amity Leather Co. until his retirement in 1991, and was a member of Amity’s 25-Year Club.

He enjoyed collecting all kinds of antiques and rummaging whenever he could.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three children, Debra (David) Spang of Stevens Point, Beth (David) Ehlers of Ke-waskum and Roger (Ann) Peters of Campbellsport; five grandchildren, Katie Dehling, Jeri Dehling, Vanessa Dehling, Andy Peters and Lauren Peters; a step-grandson, Luke Ehlers; a brother, Allen (Barbara) Peters of Reedsville; a sister-in-law, Bernice Karoses of Kewaskum; a brother-in-law, Donald (Tiger) Volz of Leadville, Colo.; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Joseph Volz.

Funeral services in memory of John will be held on Monday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at the Myrhum- Patten Funeral Home, West Bend.

Rev. Sharon Stier will officiate, and burial will follow in Union Cemetery, West Bend.

Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to the new Freedom Memorial to be built on the grounds of the old Washington County Courthouse are appreciated.

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