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Roy Frederick Peters

Roy Frederick Peters, 85, of Grand Island, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at The Heritage at Sagewood in Grand Island. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. The Rev. Craig Niemeier will officiate. Burial will be in the Norwegian Cemetery northwest of Worms with graveside military honors by the Burton-Beyer American Legion Post 120 of Palmer. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. All CDC guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing and face masks are required. The service will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or to the Norwegian Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Roy was born on May 26, 1935, in Merrick County, 2 miles south of Worms, the son of Willie and Elvera (Bader) Peters. Roy was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church and attended Zion Lutheran parochial school. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1952. He was united in marriage to Ruth L. Kurz on Jan. 23, 1955, at Zion Lutheran Church. He joined the United States Air Force in Feb. 1955 and was stationed in California, Texas and Indiana. After being discharged from the Air Force in 1959, he went to work for a company that sent him and his family to Turkey for 2 ½ years. Upon returning to the States, they moved to Denver where Roy worked and attended college, graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting. He spent about 30 years around Denver before moving to a ranch near Wood Lake, NE and also sold investments and insurance for Aid Association for Lutherans. The couple later retired and moved back to Grand Island. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Worms and Burton-Beyer American Legion Post 120 of Palmer. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Grand Island; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Haynes of Ovid, CO; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Jody Peters of Norfolk; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Petersen of McCook, Cali and Jason Tierney of Omaha, Katie and Eric Hemmer of Norfolk, Mike and Cory Haynes of Ovid, CO and Mindy Frame of Jacksonville, NC; 9 great- grandchildren; sisters, Rosella Hogle of Wood River and Bonnie James of Elkhorn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sylvia Peters of Henderson, Marvin Peters of Grand Island, Billie and Anita Peters of Grand Island, Larry and Donna Peters of Grand Island; and brother-in-law, Albert and Maureen Moeller of Grand Island. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Pam Peters; grandson, Jesse Peters; grandson-in-law, Chris Frame; sister, LaVerna Moeller; brother, Ralph Peters; sister-in-law, Marlene Peters; and brothers-in-law, Ed Hogle and Don James.

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We are sorry to learn of your father/ husbands passing. We were members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. Actually Randy, I didn't make the connection until I saw the obituaries today. My husband Rich Welke and I had the Sandhills Oasis in Woodlake. I, of course, remember you and your family from that time. I knew you left Woodlake to move to Norfolk and join the State Patrol there. I hope you and yours are doing okay. Your children are grown now probably with children of their own. Our condolences. Marsha Welke Mommens.

Marsha Welke Mommens Oct 1 2020 7:05 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the Peters family. The Peter family played an important roll in th e Worms community. Jo (Luebbe) Braden, June (Luebbe) Anderson & Vicki (Luebbe) Brown.

Vicki Brown Sep 30 2020 1:38 PM

I recall that mom and dad always looked forward to seeing Ruth and Roy. I think mom would have liked to have been at the wedding, but my birth the day before complicated that. My most sincere condolences to everyone and I look forward to the day when we are once again are united in Heaven. Kenneth Meyer

Kenneth D Meyer Sep 30 2020 9:26 AM

Bonnie and family.. so sorry to hear of your brothers passing.. Sympathy and Prayers to all... Dee Ewoldt

dee ewoldt Sep 29 2020 11:51 AM

Jennifer, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May God walk with each of you today and on the road a head. So sorry for your loss.

Lynn Sep 28 2020 2:28 PM

Roy was such a kind person- I helped him out at the Heritage and he was always happy and helpful. Made my mornings wonderful. May he find peace.

Tammy Sep 28 2020 12:21 PM

My deepest sympathy to Ruth and all of his family. Roy was a wonderful man so kind and caring. He will be missed by all of his family and friends. May it help some to know you are all in our prayers and he is with His Savior and Lord!!! Cherish all of your many wonderful memories with him. In Peace Velda

Velda Peters Sep 27 2020 1:29 PM