Jerome P. Peters
FARMINGTON, Wis. – Jerome P. Peters, 88, of the town of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Dec.11, 2013.
He was born on April 26, 1925, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Erwin and Lena (Boden) Peters, and on Sept. 15, 1945, he was united in marriage to Bernice Marquardt at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Jerome served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Bend Industries in West Bend, retiring after 41 years of service and was a member of Saint Michael Catholic Church in Saint Michaels and the Knights of Columbus Father Casper Rehrl Council #1964 West Bend. Jerome will fondly be remembered as an “accomplished puttzer” and as one who enjoyed listening to polka music. He will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.
Those Jerome leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 68 years, Bernice; five children, Gary (Sue) Peters, of West Bend, Judy (John) Markestad, of Portage, Steve (Barb) Peters, of Glasgow, Donna (Roger) Kreis, of Adell, and Brian (Dawn) Peters, of Appleton; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Peters, of West Bend; two brothers, Fred (Rosie) Peters, of LaCrosse and Earl (Pam) Peters, of California; two brothers-in-law, Arthur (Marvel) Marquardt, of West Bend, and Robert (Lorna) Marquardt, of Random Lake; two sisters-in-law, Olive (Jim) Esselman, of Newburg, and Mary Peters, of West Bend, eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jerome was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth and David Peters; his mother and father-in-law, Viola and Philip Marquardt; a brother, Elroy Peters; a sister, Florence (Richard) Fries; and a sister-in-law, Helen (Cecil) Schneider.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerome was at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Saint Michaels. Father Edwin Kornath officiated and burial was at 10 a.m. on Monday in the parish cemetery.
Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum was entrusted with Jerome’s arrangements.
TOMPKINSVILLE — Laura Nicole “Niki” Murley, 41, of Tompkinsville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with cremation to follow.