Shirley Peters, 86
Aug. 24, 1928 -- June 15, 2015
Shirley Peters (nee Tesselaar) was called home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2015, at the The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. God began her life story Aug. 24, 1928, in Milwaukee, born to Charles and Alice (Keske) Tesselaar. She was united in marriage to Frederick (Fritz) F. Peters in 1951 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend.
Shirley displayed her selfless, Christian nature and optimism in the manner she treated everyone. She was involved in St. Kilian’s Parish activities — PTA officer, Christian Mothers, Daughters of Isabella and served on the funeral committee. This generous lady loved to share her tasty home-baked specialties with family and friends. She enjoyed planning parties to celebrate life, “the hostess with the mostest.”
Shirley is survived by husband of 64 years, Fritz, where on a farm in Hartford they lovingly raised nine children: Frederick R. (Kim), John (Barbara), the late Gary (Nancy Kjer Hopland), Karen (Anthony Pullum), Margaret (Dennis Wiedmeyer), Richard, Theodore (Ann), the late Theresa and Patricia Peters-Bloecher. She has 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Shirley’s sisters include Betty Jane (Joseph Spaeth), Geraldine Marion (Kenneth Schultz) and the late Lorraine (John Karshen). She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; her children, Gary and Theresa; and her sister, Lorraine.
Please join with her family and friends to celebrate her life at St. Kilian’s Church (245 High St., Hartford.) The family is greeting guests from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Additional visitation from 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 19, with 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. If you’d like, wear a touch of purple — Shirley’s favorite color.
Interment will be in St. Kilian’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Threshold Inc., St. Kilian Congregation and The Kathy Hospice The Shimon Funeral Home of Hartford is assisting the family.