Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Peters, 82, of Spencer, formerly of Everly, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Hope Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Lorene Glant will officiate the service.
Military services will be presented by Everett Boyles Jr. Post No. 414 -- American Legion.
Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.
Mr. Peters passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.
Wayne Fred Peters, the son of Otto and Alberta (Baumeister) Peters, was born Sept. 6, 1928 in Everly, Ia. He graduated valedictorian of his class from Everly High School in 1946. He married his true love, Shirley Pfitzenmaier on July 30, 1950, and they farmed for many years northeast of Everly. To this union were born two children, a son, Allen and a daughter, Carol. Wayne enlisted in the United States Air Force and served four years during the height of the Korean War after which he was honorably discharged. He was a lifelong baptized and confirmed member of Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, where he served on the church board council. In 1996, Wayne and Shirley moved to Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Theril Peters.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Peters of Spencer; his son, Allen Peters of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughter, Carol Schwarck and her husband, John of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren: Steven Schwarck, Brittany Schwarck and Kristin (Schwarck) Cly and her husband, Andy of Columbus, Ohio; other relatives and friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.