In Memory of

David C. Peters

May 6, 1922 - May 19, 2013
David Christy Peters was born in LeMars, IA on May 6, 1922, the son of Jay and Cora (Christy) Peters of Marcus, IA. He attended the local schools and graduated with the class of 1939. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, and was stationed in the Pacific. On April 30, 1943, he was united in marriage to Betty Jane Bramhall of Oak Park, IL. He spent his career as a flight engineer for American Airlines. Later in their retirement years, the couple returned to Marcus where David lovingly cared for Betty Jane during her struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He loved taking road trips to visit family around the country--with the camper and cats in tow. David lived a good life with many great friends. He enjoyed bowling during his younger years. He especially enjoyed spending his time golfing, lunch with his friends at the congregate meals, the local coffee shop gatherings, and sitting with his cats. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Following a brief illness, David passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at age 91. He was preceded in death by his parents Jay and Cora Peters, his wife Betty Jane, a brother Jerry Peters and grandson Peter John Merrick. He is survived by two sons David (Patty) Peters Jr. of Apache Junction, AZ, and Michael (Carol) Peters of Pearl, IL, and three daughters, Niki (Larry) Merrick and Bunny (Steve) Schubert, all of Oak Park, IL and Dru Johnson of Bolingbrook, IL; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He will surely be missed by his family and friends.
A public gathering will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a celebration of life and time of sharing memories at 4:30 p.m.
Rev. Ron Rice
Michael Peters Steven Merrick James Fitzpatrick David Fitzpatrick Bryan Johnson Gregory Johnson
Will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday
Marcus Amherst Cemetery at a later date.


Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“The family is in our thoughts and David is in our hearts. It's hard to believe that he won't be pulling up with his camper. We used to.look forward to his visits so much. He will be missed.”
- Jim and Doreen
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
love, Kari & Arild”
- Kari & Arild Farkvam
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dru: All our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father. All the members of Lyons FOP are sorry for this sudden loss in your life.”
- Brian Kuratko
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time. Dave was such a sweet man. He befriended me when I first moved to Marcus--we live across the back yard and when I was out gardening, he would walk over to chat and share a story. He was raised in the house we live in and we enjoyed listening to him. He will be remembered fondly. God's blessing to you all.”
- Rose Ohlendorf
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest consolences to you and your family. If you need anything please call”
- Valerie A Lunsford
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
- Bob & Dorian Merrick
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dru my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Artie Grosse & Family”
- Artie Grosse
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dave was one of my closest first cousins. There's not many of us left. It was always a joy to see him and Betty and the 'cats' when they came annually to the Illinois Beach Park in Zion in their motor home. May God's Blessing be with all the family during this time of David's passing.”
- Robert and Peggy Peters
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Niki and Family,
May memories of shared laughter and love bring comfort and peace as you remember the stories of your Dad's life in the coming days and years. You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and are here for you always. Take care of yourself.
Love, Mary & Jim FioRito
- Mary & Jim FioRito
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Barb & I send our thoughts a pryers to you and your family.”
- Aaron Gatterdam
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