Mryna M. Peters, 90
May 8, 1924 -- Jan. 18, 2015

Mryna M. Peters, nee Barden, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at the Samaritan Health Center surrounded by her family and entered her heavenly home at the age of 90 years. She was born on May 8, 1924, in Portage to the late Reginald and Elsie (nee Albee) Barden.

On Jan. 8, 1949, she was united in marriage to Merlyn R. Peters at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Merlyn predeceased July 16, 1999.

Throughout her life, Myrna took great joy in giving. She shared the harvests from her gardens, gave of her baked goods, and was skilled at crocheting and tatting. She also enjoyed spending a fair amount of attentive care with grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Reginald (Cynthia) Thomas of West Bend and Gregory (Mary Ann) Peters of Jackson; eight grandchildren, Lynn (Eric) Bitar, Reginald (Alfiya) Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Kim Kolbow, Robert Gulley, Karla (Barney) Tabat, Shelli (Bruce) Ellis and Randy Gulley; 26 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers, Maxine Erickson, Ruth Larsen, Stuart (Shirley) Barden, Donna (Karl) Wenzel and Howard (Rhoda) Barden; one sister-in-law, Pearl Barden; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Gulley, one granddaughter, Glenda Skalecki, one great-grandson, and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Morning Star Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jackson, with the Rev. Charles Raasch officiating. Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church from 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Parkinson Disease Association.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at