Margaret Peters Obituary – Appleton Post-Crescent

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Margaret Helen Peters. Margaret, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday June 17, 2022 from bile duct cancer. Margaret was born in Clintonville on October 18, 1936 to Henry and Viola (McClone) Kroll. After high school, she worked as a decoder for the Marine Corps prison in Washington DC for a year. On November 24, 1955, she married the beautiful love of her life, Alvin “Mike” Peters. While raising her children, Margaret taught piano lessons and religious education classes for many years. She was active in her church where she was chief organist for over 40 years and president of the Christian Mothers Altar Society. After her children grew up, she worked for Oscar Boldt and WS Patterson until her retirement. Margaret welcomed many visitors into their home and if you didn’t show up for a while she would let you know. She was known and loved for her sense of humor and Irish silliness. She also enjoyed late-night cocktails and cribbage with Mike, as well as golf, bowling, dining out and playing card games with her beloved friends. Margaret is survived by her husband Mike, children; Stephanie (Tim) Raatz, Paul (Debbie) Peters, Marcus Peters, Daphne (Boyd) Hartjes and Becky (Joe) DeGroot, grandchildren; Jeremy (Renee) Stevenson, Angie (Corey) Olson, Tammy (Todd) Krull, David Raatz, Nic (Kelly) Peters, Lindsay (Jimmy) Dritsas, Lake (Rachel) Peters, Nash (Julianna) Peters, Travis Peters, Trevor ( Morgan) Hartjes, Leah DeGoey, Jenna (Drew) Keddell, Joe DeGroot, Steven (Brandy) DeGroot and Sarah DeGroot, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sisters; Joy Erdman and Connie (Rick) Marthaler, sisters-in-law; Mary Ann Kunschke and Patti Peters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, brothers-in-law; Pudge Erdmann, Maynard Kunschke and Dan Peters. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 410 Wallace St. Combined Locks. A visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Saint Paul Cemetery. Please visit www.verkuilenfh for online condolences. The family would like to thank Danielle Vanevenhoven APNP, Amber and Robin from Theda Care Hospice, and the staff at Cherry Meadows and for their care and compassion during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, Margaret’s wishes were to establish a memorial for Wisconsin Children’s Hospital.

Posted on June 19, 2022

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