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Lois J. Peters

October 27, 1930 — December 8, 2020

Funeral Service
3:00 PM ~ Saturday, December 12, 2020
Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa

Officiating
Reverend Jonathan Conner

Congregational Hymns
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand" "Just As I Am" "Because He Lives" Timothy Conner, Organist

Recorded Selections
"Amazing Grace" "God Be With You Till We Meet Again"

Casket Bearers ~ Lois' Grandchildren
Daniel Peters Darcy Goodson Michael Rabbitt Timothy Rabbitt Emily Rabbitt Wesley Peters
Michaela Peters Meghan Rabbitt Alison Peters Nicholas Peters Nathan Peters Kristen Peters
Kelsey Peters ~ In Memoriam

Interment
Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

Lois Jean Wilhelm, daughter of Hugo and Elsie (Kuhl) Wilhelm, was born October 27, 1930, at Manning General Hospital, Manning, Iowa. On December 14, 1930, she was baptized by Reverend J.M. Ansorge in Zion Lutheran Church in Manning and was confirmed there on April 14, 1946.
Lois lived on a farm with her parents and sister Joann during childhood in Iowa and Hayes Townships in Crawford County and attended elementary and junior high school in Westside. She then attended Manning High School, graduating in 1949, and Iowa Lutheran Nursing School in Des Moines, graduating in 1952.
On June 15, 1952, Lois was united in marriage with Danny L. Peters at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Five children: Michael, Mark, Julie, Jeffrey and Gregory were born to this union. Lois was employed as Dr. John Hornberger's office nurse in Manning while Dan served the U.S. Army in Korea. Upon his return, she worked in the medical department of the McFarland Clinic in Ames, while Dan earned his Forestry degree at Iowa State University. She worked only part-time while the children were small, in various communities in the Black Hills, South Dakota, and at Dillon, Pagosa Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Monte Vista in Colorado, as Dan's U.S. Forest Service positions required transferring to these communities. Lois was then employed at the Colorado State Veterans' Center at Homelake, Monte Vista, Colorado and retired as Assistant Director of Nursing in 1991.
After retiring, Lois and Dan chose to move back to Manning, to be near their parents who were elderly. Lois was a member of the church choir for several years, served as secretary for the church council for 2 years, and assisted with Life-Light Bible Studies for several years. Lois and Dan spent their winters in Harlingen, Texas for nearly 20 years. This year, they decided it was time to stay in Manning. Lois enjoyed many hobbies: reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, ceramics, stained glass, sewing, quilting for her family, genealogy for all branches of the family, and loved to travel. She especially enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren, and loved family reunions.
Lois entered into eternal life and peace with her Lord on December 8, 2020, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa, after a sudden decline in health. Lois was 90 years old this past October.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; Dan's parents; son-in-law Pat Simillion; two brothers-in-law John Pratt and Larry Genzen; granddaughter Kelsey Peters; and grandson Jonathan Peters at birth.
Lois is survived by her husband of 68 years Dan Peters of Manning; five children: Michael Peters and his wife Callie of Bozeman, Montana; Mark Peters and his wife Lynne of Stagecoach, Colorado; Julie and her husband James Rabbitt of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Jeffrey Peters of Oak Creek, Colorado; and Gregory Peters and his wife Randy of Manning; twelve grandchildren: Daniel Peters, Darcy and her husband David Goodson; Michael Rabbitt and his wife Stephanie, Timothy Rabbitt, Emily Rabbitt and her husband Will Lamb, Wesley Peters, Michaela Peters and her husband Josh Quinlan, Meghan Rabbitt, Alison Peters, Nicholas Peters, Nathan Peters and Kristen Peters; six great-grandchildren: Ava Peters, Dorothy and Charlotte Goodson, Micah Quinlan, Julie Lamb, and Harlyn Rabbitt; sister Joann Pratt of Minneapolis, Minnesota; sister-in-law Cynthia Genzen of Manning; brother-in-law David Peters and his wife Deanna of Plano, Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements.

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Zion Lutheran Church, Manning

1204 Center St, Manning, IA 51455

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Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Zion Lutheran Church, Manning

1204 Center St, Manning, IA 51455

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