Friday, August 13, 2010

Evelyn M. Peters

Evelyn M. Peters, age 96, passed away on her birthday, August 13, 2010, at the Alexian Village in Milwaukee. She was born in Racine on August 13, 1914, daughter of the late William and Edna (Nee: Johnson) Peters.

Evelyn was a graduate of Washington Park High School, “Class of 1932.” She furthered her education by attending Business College. Her career began at Racine Dry Goods where she was a cashier for four years and then was employed by J.I. Case Co. for over forty years retiring as an executive secretary.

Evelyn was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, as well as the Women’s Guild of the church. She was also active with the Racine Symphony Guild, Beta Sigma Phi and Douglas Park Senior Center. She had a great love for traveling and extensively traveled Europe and China. She was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by her family.

Surviving are two sisters, Joyce (Lee) Evans of Milwaukee, Janice Krause of Rockford, IL; nieces and nephews: Nancy (Richard) Wilder, William Evans, Kenneth (Susan) Halvorson, Debbie Krause-Smith, Linda (Jack) Schwerman, Karen Schwartz, David (LuAnne) Krause; grand-nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Kenneth Halvorson Sr. and Merril Krause.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Mound Cemetery Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mound Garden Court Crypts. Relatives and friends may meet Monday at the chapel from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to the Alexian Village Employee Appreciation Fund, 9301 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI 53223 has been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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