Walter A. Peters
Walter A. Peters, 89, of Medford, died Sunday, April 21, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 2 weeks.
Walter was born Feb. 14, 1924 at Andalusia, AL, to Walter Emil and Mary Susan (Cantline) Peters. He attended Alabama and Florida schools. He married Yvonne Voight in 1946 in Chicago; they were later divorced. Walter later married Juanita Mixon at Fairhope, AL; she preceded him in death in 2009.
Walter was a US Navy veteran of WW II. After the service, he worked as a car mechanic and meat cutter for most of his life. He moved to Wisconsin in 1947 and to the Medford area in 2009. He enjoyed reading the Bible, playing on the computer, spending time with family, playing cards and games at the Cedar Court Apartments, and growing flowers. He was a member of Joy Tabernacle of Fairhope, AL; and attended Medford United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Glatha Smith of Medford and Sandra Tank of Gleason; grandchildren, Steve (Cathern) Piller of Owen, Scott (Kristy) Piller of Medford, Maxine (Kenneth) Kane of Gleason, Russell Tank of Gleason; eight great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; brother, Edward Peters of Mobile, AL.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and two sisters; and son-in-law, Terry Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26 at Medford United Methodist Church with Rev. Kyochul Shin officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve, Scott, Emily, Heather and Cordell Piller, and Andy, Jesse and Kenneth Kane. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Christ Lutheran Halverson Cemetery, Menomonie, WI at a later date. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, from 9-10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26.
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