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Ferne Peters

August 7, 1916 — April 23, 2016

Ferne E. Peters, 99, of Minonk, passed away at 2:25 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk.

She was born August 7, 1916 in Lost Nation, IA to Peter and Cordia (Guyer) Jansen. She married Raymond S. Peters on December 31, 1940 in Lost Nation, IA. He died December 22, 1990.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter Margaret and 2 brothers Kenneth and Elmer.

Surviving is her daughter Mary Beth Hitchcock of Elmwood; 2 sons Jan R. Peters of Minonk, Steven K. Peters of Washington; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Ferne worked part time for Minonk School District as a substitute in the cafeteria and part time at North Side Grocery. She also worked at Pfister Hybrid and was a seamstress doing alterations for many people.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Minonk Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


APR 28. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

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

Funeral Service

APR 28. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760-1076

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