Richard H. "Dick" Peters


Birth: January 3rd, 1931
Death: February 23rd, 2018
Age: 87 years
Residence:Saginaw, Michigan
High School:Arthur Hill High School - 1949
Survived By: Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters and one son: Kathleen Peters and her former spouse, Paul Pidgeon, Sharon (Brian) Wisniewski, John (Paula Jo) Peters, and Laura (Scott) Sinclair; five grandchildren: Dan Pidgeon, Bridget (Mark) Morrison, Megan Peters, Matt Sinclair, and Adam Sinclair; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Fran Peters; grandson, Eric Sinclair; sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Morris) Sykes; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elsie (Don) Jansen.
 
Served In: Army
Achievements: Korean War
 

Peters, Richard H. “Dick”
Saginaw, Michigan

 

Our loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, surrounded by his family and friends. He was 87 years old. Richard Howard Peters was born on January 3, 1931 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late F. Earl and Lena (Howard) Peters. Following his 1949 graduation from Arthur Hill High School, Dick enlisted in the United States Army. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Frances Horn, on September 11, 1954; she preceded him in death in October 2016. Dick was a championship softball player and continued to play for over 30 years. He was employed with The Saginaw News for 39 years. Dick was a faithful member and volunteer of Faith Ev. Lutheran Church. He continued his volunteerism within the community at the Temple Theatre, Pit & Balcony Theatre, Saginaw Historical Society at the Castle Museum, and the Korean War Veterans Association. He and Fran enjoyed traveling, visiting all 50 states and 30 countries. Dick also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing cards and reading. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.   

 

Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters and one son: Kathleen Peters and her former spouse, Paul Pidgeon, Sharon (Brian) Wisniewski, John (Paula Jo) Peters, and Laura (Scott) Sinclair; five grandchildren: Dan Pidgeon, Bridget (Mark) Morrison, Megan Peters, Matt Sinclair, and Adam Sinclair; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Fran Peters; grandson, Eric Sinclair; sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Morris) Sykes; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elsie (Don) Jansen.

 

FUNERAL: A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 4432 Mackinaw Rd. Rev. Kristina M. Truhan will officiate. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the auspices of the United States Army and VFW Post 1859.

 

VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd (off State) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Dick will lie in state at the Church on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.

 

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center Palliative Care Unit or the American Cancer Society. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com



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CONDOLENCE MESSAGES


“Though we knew Dick only briefly, we can say that he was a warm and friendly man. We enjoyed sitting in his back yard and getting to know Francis and him. He made us feel welcome in our new neighborhood in a way that is rare these days. ”


Tim and Brenda Bell



“Condolences, John and family, on the loss of your Father. We pray the Good Lord Bless you with Peace and comfort.”


Ron and Wanda Zolinski





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