William F. Peters

Age: 76 years, 6 months, 27 days


DOB: June 28, 1897
Grant Park,  IL USA

DOD: January 24, 1974
St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Son of Martin C. and Friedaricka (nee Barmann) Peters

Brother to: Ida (Fred E. Heldt), Friedericka (August Piel), Randolph F. (Elizabeth Eckhoff), Emma (Wilhelm F. Klemme) and Helena (Carl F. Engelking)

Husband of Helen Wehling, married November 29, 1919
Husband of Helen Piepenbrink, married sometime after 1948

Father to: Ruben H. (Mona D. Owens), Verna H, (Edwin H. Eckhoff), Eleanore (Joseph A. Palanca), Norman (Donna Franke), Monroe H. and William Jr. Peters

January 31, 1974 – Beecher Herald


William Peters obitFuneral services were conducted a the Hack Funeral Chapel in Beecher on Sunday for William Peters, 17 West 32nd Street, Steger. The Rev. Armin Gottberg officiated, with burial in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mr. Peters, a retired carpenter, died Thursday, Jan. 24, in St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. He was born June 28, 1897, in Grant Park. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Verna) Ekhoff of Steger and Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Palanca of Crete; three sons, Rueben and Norman of Steger and William Jr., of Chicago Heights; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen, nee Wehling, in 1948, his second wife Helen, nee Piepenbrink in 1963; one brother, and four sisters.

William’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Wife: Helen (Wehling) Peters
Father & Mother: Martin C. Peters & Friedaricka (Barmann) Peters
Sister & Brother-in-law: Ida (Peters) Heldt & Fred E. Heldt
Brother & Sister-in-law: Rudolph F. Peters & Elizabeth (Eckhoff) Peters
Father & Mother-in-law of sister (Ida) Ernest A Heldt & Lisette F. (Stadt) Heldt

Other, more distant family include: Bahlman, Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fenske, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Graham, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

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