Larry L. Peter – Obituary

By  | November 6, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

Larry Peter Larry L. Peter age 85 passed away November 5, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.

He was born in Goodland, KS on August 21, 1933 to Jacob and Anna Marie Peter and was the youngest of thirteen children born to them.

He graduated from Goodland High School in 1951 where he was a successful wrestler for all four years and the state champion for two years. He attended St. Paul Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN and Evangel College in Springfield, MO. He also attended college classes at Hutchinson Junior College, Hutchinson, KS and Washburn University in Topeka, KS. He served four years in the U.S. Navy as a Personnelman.

He wed Bernice Peter on October 23, 1960 in Zion, IL. He retired from the KS Department of Corrections in 1994. He loved woodworking and constructed many projects around his own home as well as for family members and for the churches of which he was a member over the years.

He was a member of the Christ Community Church (The Pentecostals of Henderson, TN).

Larry is survived by his wife, Bernice Cook Peter who lovingly cared for him at home throughout several years of his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He leaves behind his three children, Mark Peter (Lisa), James Peter (Kathryn) and Johanna Jess (Neil) as well as one sister, Delores Elliot (Hank) and also seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Phillip, Edwin, Arman, and Harold Peter and seven sisters, Ida Peter, Vera Doggett, Clara Holton, Betty Hall, Esther Rogers, Thelma Wolf and Loretta Dreiling.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Christ Community Church with David White, Jack Karriker, Mark Peter, James Peter and Rev. Michael Rickenbaker. Burial will follow in Chester County Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday.

Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson

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