Gerald J. Peters

Gerald J. Peters

Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Apr 1988 (aged 82)
Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 130203626 · View Source
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Gerald J. Peters, 82, of R.R.#3, Prophetstown, IL, passed away early Monday, April 11 at Community General Hospital in Sterling, IL.

Gerald was born February 28, 1906 in rural Erie, IL, the son of James and Anna (Sherwood) Peters. He attended Prophetstown High School and later Brown's Business College. He married Gladys Goodell of Prophetstown on January 12, 1927 in the Lyndon Methodist Church parsonage. He had farmed all of his adult life in the Leon community with the exception of 6 years in the Fenton area.Gerald had been a long time member of the Leon United Methodist Church, serving as trustee, adult Sunday School class teacher and grounds caretaker. He was an active member of the Community United Methodist Men's Club, the AARP and a long time member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a long-term member of the Leon Cemetery Board and had recently retired after serving many years as the sexton of the cemetery.

Funeral services were held at the Leon United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 14 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marilyn Lansberry officiating. Burial was in Leon Cemetery. Visitation was held at Gardner Chapel Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial was established for the Leon United Methodist Church.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 130203626
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald J. Peters (28 Feb 1906–11 Apr 1988), Find a Grave Memorial no. 130203626, citing Leon Cemetery, Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jana Oppendike (contributor 46982326) .