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Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Wednesday August 16th, 2017

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Wednesday August 16th, 2017
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Mass of Christian Burial

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Irene E. Peters

Irene E. Peters, 98, of Grand Island, formerly of St. Paul, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Grand Island Lakeview Care & Rehabilitation Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Rayappa Konka and Ray Kosmicki will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton. Visitation will be one hour before time of the Mass, with a rosary being recited at 9 am at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Irene was born on Jan. 9, 1919, at Elba, the daughter of Mike and Johanna (Hermanek) Walkowiak. She attended Elba Public School and later moved with her family to a farm near Scotia, where she continued her education at the Scotia Public School. She was united in marriage to Edward Peters on Oct. 24, 1938, at Elba. The couple farmed southeast of Ashton their entire married life. Edward died on Oct. 25, 1972. In Jan. 1973, Irene moved to St. Paul where she began working at the Howard County Medical Center in the laundry and housekeeping departments. She retired in 1993 and continued to live in St. Paul. In March 2004 she moved to the Riverside Lodge Retirement Community in Grand Island where she lived until March 2016, when she moved to Lakeview. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women and Quilting group. Irene enjoyed vegetable gardening, growing flowers, cooking, baking, canning, playing BINGO, fancywork and embroidery. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Margret Peters of Grand Island and Paul and Vicki Peters of Casper, WY; three daughters and two sons-in-law. Betty Johnson of Centennial, CO, Lorraine and Russ Barth of Doniphan and Chris and Jim Anderson of Olathe, KS; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Shultz of Fort Madison, IA and LeAnn Ayres of Gladstone, IL. In addition to her husband, Edward, she was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Agnes Walkowiak; one infant grandson; one great great grandson; three brothers, Leonard, Hubert and Arthur Walkowiak; and one sister, Margie Svoboda. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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My heartfelt condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. Please find peace in knowing that our Heavenly Father understands your grief and He cares. 1 Peter 5:6, 7

christie c Aug 19 2017 11:33 AM

My Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your mother, grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember her always with a pleasant attitude and friendly smile.

Marlene(Kosmicki) Schmidt Aug 18 2017 6:40 AM

I fondly remember Irene when she worked at the hospital. Always shared my cucumbers with her so she could make her sunshine dills. She gave me a cute ceramic ghost that I still put out at Halloween. Very sweet lady.

Zola Jarecke Aug 13 2017 10:17 PM

Irene was a great lady, I got to know her years ago at the bank, always so sweet and kind, over the years I would see her at Riverside Lodge when I went to visit my mother-in-law, and am sorry to say I had not seen her in quite some time as my mother-in-law moved from there. Prayers and hugs to her family she was a great lady, cherish all your wonderful memories as they are a lifetime of memories. In Christ, Velda Peters

Velda Peters Aug 12 2017 2:38 PM