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Donald Peters

December 8, 1933 — September 6, 2018

Donald D. Peters, Sr., 84, of Dana, Il, passed away at 8:55, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Flanagan Rehab and Health Care Center.

He was born on December 8, 1933 in Rutland, IL to Clarence and Sonja (Halberg) Peters. He married Ruth Gaede on December 12, 1954 in Minonk. She died on November 14, 1974. He later married Betty Huber Scheuer in Wenona. She died in 1990.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers (one twin), and his son Donald Peters, Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Peters of Minonk, Melissa (Mike) Knapp of Minonk; three grandchildren Lawrence Knapp of Millville, NJ, Jeremy (Hayla) Peters of Germantown Hills, Katey Knapp of Minonk; and two great-grandchildren Ahlay Peters and Silas Dean Peters.

Don was a U.S. Army veteran who was stationed in Germany. He also played trombone in the military band. He was a former member of the Minonk American Legion Post #142.

Don worked as a farmer for most of his life. In his younger years he worked for Toluca garment factory. After retiring from the farm he worked at the Minonk Casey's for more than 10 years. He was a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church in Minonk where he also served on the committee on ministry. He also taught adult Sunday school and was in the choir. He was a school board member of MDR for 21 years and served as president for 17 of those years. He also formerly attended First Baptist Church in Minonk.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Ruestman-Harris-Funeral Home in Minonk. Pastor Eric Holtrop will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Burial will be in Minonk Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

Visitation

SEP 14. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Visitation

SEP 15. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Service

SEP 15. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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