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ADDRESS: 617 W. Cedar Street, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:17 PM Sunday, April 21 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 2 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, April 26 at Medford United Methodist Church


OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Christ Lutheran Halverson Cemetery, Menomonie, WI at a later date


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9 AM until 10:30 AM on Friday, April 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 14, 1924 at Andalusia, Alabama

EDUCATION: Alabama and Florida schools

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1946 at Chicago to Yvonne Voight and they were later divorced; 2nd: To Juanita Mixon at Fairhope, AL and she preceded him in death in 2009

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Navy veteran of WW II. After the service, he worked as a car mechanic and meat cutter for most of his life. He moved to Wisconsin in 1947 and to the Medford area in 2009. He enjoyed reading the Bible, playing on the computer, spending time with family, playing cards and games at the Cedar Court Apartments, and growing flowers.

MEMBER OF: Joy Tabernacle of Fairhope, AL; Attended Medford United Methodist Church

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Glatha Smith of Medford & Sandra (Larry) Tank of Gleason

Grandchildren – Steve (Cathern) Piller of Owen, Scott (Kristy) Piller of Medford, Maxine (Kenneth) Kane of Gleason, Russell Tank of Gleason

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-in-law: Terry Smith


SURVIVING SIBLINGS: Brother – Edward Peters of Mobile, AL

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 brothers & 2 sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Walter Emil Peters DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Susan Cantline

PALLBEARERS: Steve, Scott, Emily, Heather & Cordell Piller, Andy, Jesse & Kenneth Kane

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