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Butch Peters

Elmer W. “Butch” Peters, 70, of St. Paul, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Nebraska Heart Institute & Heart Hospital in Lincoln. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Thomas Clark will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Peters was born on July 28, 1943, at Grand Island, the son of Walter M. and Florence (Muller) Peters. He is survived by his wife, Velda of St. Paul; one daughter, Jill Bartels of Fairbury; two sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Cindy Peters of St. Paul and Tharin and Brenda Peters of Grand Island; one sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Ron Hawthorne of Central City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roger and Annette Ogard of St. Paul. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 6 grandchildren, Morgan and Jordan Meyer, Riley Peters, Kyle Peters, Kayla Peters, Blake Bartels and McKehna Bartels; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Anne Bartels. Butch was baptized on Aug. 29, 1943 and confirmed April 14, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church at Worms, where he attended Zion Lutheran parochial school and later attended St. Paul High School. He grew up on the Peters family farm, southeast of St. Libory and continued to farm with his father after completing his education. He was united in marriage to Velda M. Ogard on Feb. 17, 1962, at Worms. The couple farmed on the home place, later moving to a farm northwest of St. Libory. In 1984, they moved into St. Paul, where Butch worked at St. Paul Auto Sales, Keller's Korner and Big A Auto Parts where he loved driving the delivery route. In 2001, the couple became night managers at the Super 8 Motel in St. Paul for 6 years. For the past 10 years, he has assisted his son and daughter-in-law, at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul and Loup City. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. He was also a past board member for the Grand Island Rural Fire District and the Howard County Fair. Butch enjoyed going to auctions, collecting toy tractors and Terry Redlin prints, and tinkering around in his shop. He loved his years of farming and his St. Libory roots. He also enjoyed his afternoon coffee time at Pump & Pantry with his buddies, card party groups and going to the “Boats” with friends. He was very proud of his family and they, as well as, his many friends will greatly miss his quick wit and humor. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Mike and Anna Ogard; and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Jerry Lanka. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice for later designation.


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Todd sorry to hear about your dad

Ron Gans Oct 25 2013 9:21 AM

Velda, Todd, Jeanette and other members of the Butch Peters Family. You have our thoughts and prayers at this untimely passing of Butch. God Bless! Ed and Helen Ziller

Ed Ziller Oct 14 2013 5:41 PM

Velda, Our since sympathy to you & your family on the passing of Butch. Sincerely, Roger & Marlene Powell Holdrege, Ne

Oct 12 2013 10:25 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Peters family. I was out of town at meetings and was unable to attend visitation and the funeral but wanted you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcia Wichmann Oct 11 2013 6:37 PM

Velda and family,Sending our sympathy. May you find peace and comfort with all the great memories of Butch.

Alan & Lori Tiemann Oct 10 2013 8:38 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. Some of my fondest memories from living in St. Libory were with the Peters family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dana Morris Oct 10 2013 11:40 AM

Todd, Cindy and Family,I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please know, you are in my thoughts and prayers.Tom Trueblood

Tom Trueblood Oct 10 2013 9:41 AM

I was deeply saddened by the news of Butch's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

Lisa (Peters) Bennett Oct 10 2013 8:40 AM

Dear Velda and Family ~ Betty called me and then Mini sent the obituary! I am so saddened for you especially and for your children and grandchildren. You have a great granddaughter, how precious. I've been praying for strength from God for you since I heard. Love, Bonnie (and Chuck)

Bonnie Wiseman Oct 9 2013 8:24 PM

Dear Velde Todd Cindy FamilyWe so sorry for your lossThink of you and expressing my deepest sympathy to you familyOur thoughts and prayers are with youRembering your love today and alwaysYour Friend always Schwenk girls Cindy Sue

Butch Peters Oct 9 2013 8:19 PM