Peter Molter, 87
Nov. 22, 1929
May 2, 2017

Peter Molter, 87Peter Molter, 87, a resident of Conover/Phelps since 1985 and formerly of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Peter was born in Jackson on Nov. 22, 1929, to Peter and Louise Molter.

He was a 1948 graduate of West Bend High School. While there, he went to State for track and field. Peter served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict from 1951-55. After serving in the Air Force, he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

He married Phyllis LeFever on Sept. 13, 1958, in Random Lake. He worked as a supervisor at Amity Leather in West Bend for 37 years. He owned and operated the Twin Haven Resort in Conover for 10 years. Peter also drove school bus for Schilleman’s Bus Service in Eagle River and worked as a groundskeeper at Big Sand Lake Golf Course in Phelps.

Pete was an avid woodworker, hunter, fisherman, vegetable gardener and Milwaukee Brewers Fan. He enjoyed snowmobiling, vacationing and taking cruises around the world, relaxing on his pontoon boat around North and South Twin Lakes, and spending time with his children and grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud. Peter was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Milton, William and James; sisters, Jewell Engeleiter and Marion Schuppel; in-laws, Ralph and Leona LeFever; brother-in-laws: Dick Knorr, John Mueller, Art Engeleiter and Willard Schuppel; nephew, Bob Molter; and nieces, Jeanne Nuelk and Peggy Gray. Peter is survived by his wife, Phyllis Molter of Phelps; children, Mary (Jim) Kehoe of Superior, Doug Molter of Phelps, and Jill (Dave) Powell of Pleasant Prairie; grandchildren, Nathan Kehoe, Peter Molter, Adam Kehoe, Amanda (Adam) Phillippi, Megan Powell, Matthew Molter and Gavin Powell; great-granddaughter, Lily Phillippi; former daughter-in-law, Carol Molter; brother/sister-in-laws, Patricia (Jim) Schmitz, Terry (Holly) LeFever and Joan Knorr; and godsons, Jason Knorr and Dan Molter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Phelps. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Phelps Cemetery following the service.

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Arrangements are being handled by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River: