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Born: Oct 21, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 30, 2021

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October 21, 1938 - September 30, 2021

On Thursday September 30, 2021. at the age of 82, Herman K. Peters went to meet his Lord and Saviour. Family man, beloved husband, loving father, special grandpa and great grandpa closed his eyes for the last time on at the Altona Hospital. Dad fought a lengthy battle with numerous health issues and sensed that all his pain and suffering was coming to an end. He desired to be pain-free and in the presence of the Lord.
Dad was baptized in 1960 by Franz Dyck in Chihuahua, Mexico and accepted as a member of the Old Colony Church in Mexico. On June 18, 1961 our dad married our mom Getruda Friesen. Our parents were married just short of 50 years. God blessed this marriage with 10 children: four sons and six daughters. Our mom passed into Glory in 2011. Dad struggled with being alone and found companionship with Helena Thiessen. They were married on December 16, 2017. This union added three more children and their families to our family. Herman Peters was predeceased by one son, Frank, his wife, Getruda, his parents, Frank and Elizabeth (Klassen) Peters, one brother and two sisters in infancy and three brothers and one sister in their adult life and one brother-in-law, Abram Funk. Dad is survived by his wife, Helena Peters, his children; Herman (Anna), Ike (Erica), Trudy (Pete), Marge, Nettie (John), Lissa (Tim), Mari (Shawn), Kathryn (Tony), Jake, 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, three stepchildren; Marty, Lena, and Nico and their families. Dad is also survived by four brothers, one sister as well as many relatives and friends.
Our dad was a hard-working man with many skills and a good sense of humour. When Dad saw someone having a bad day he would say, "Foat dy zuch noch? meaning "Does the train still drive?" or "Is the train still on the track?" This was dad's way of asking, "Are you going to be OK?" Dad worked hard to provide for the family and ensured that we had oranges and peanuts especially for Christmas. Dad loved gardening, (potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers were a must!), making chokecherry wine, playing pool and going for coffee. But Dad especially loved having the family and friends come for a visit. Dad also loved tinkering and fixing lawnmowers as a hobby. Dad was sure to remind his children and grandchildren to look at your own faults before looking at other people's mistakes: "Kick no deen spacka in deen ewe ischt eyja du daste no dane ondren kicken". Dad spoke of wanting to see all his family and friends again someday and implored them to seek the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church Cemetery. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Palliative Care Team- (Shannon), all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Boundary Trails Health Centre and Altona Hospital, Wiebe Funeral Home (Joey), Reverend Jake Froese, Cornie Peters, pallbearers: Matthew Peters, Danny Peters, Jeff Krahn, Spencer Thompson and Riley Klassen. Ushers and serving ladies at the church. Sincere thank you to all those who gave us support, words of comfort, and prayers during this difficult time.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements

As published in The Carillon on Oct 14, 2021

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