Leonard Allen Peters, 76, died at Platte Care Center in Platte, SD on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Funeral service will be Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Grandview Reformed Church in Armour with burial following in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Armour. Visitation will be Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 5 - 7 PM at Grandview Reformed Church in Armour with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
Leonard Allen Peters was born on December 30, 1936 to John and Selma (Uttecht) Peters near Wagner, SD. He married MaryAnn Scholten on February 5, 1958 at Grandview Reformed Church near Armour, SD. Leonard worked for Douglas County Highway Department, then farmed near Corsica. He was currently employed at Noteboom Implement in Corsica and drove school bus for Corsica School District. He enjoyed deer hunting, playing baseball, fast pitch and slow pitch softball, and was an avid sports fan of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He especially enjoyed talking to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Leonard was a member of Grandview Reformed Church in Armour where he served on the Consistory and taught Sunday School. He was also a member of the Gideons and the Corsica School Board.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, MaryAnn of Corsica, SD, 5 children, Brenda (Robert) Bamberg of Corsica, SD, Barbara (Les) Groeneweg of Corsica, SD, Renee (Don) Brondsema of Platte, SD, Lisa (Dean) Fink of Armour, SD, and Jeremy (Angie) Peters of Madison, SD, 2 sisters, Alice Goehring of Willmar, MN and Velda Jerke of Wagner, SD, 14 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Wilbert and Elmer, and 2 sisters, Irene Gramkow and Cora Nelson.
Officiating: Pastor Brad Veurink
Music: Carla Jelsma, organist; Joann Poelstra, pianist; Don Kuyper, Sylvan DeHaai, Twila Dykstra, Ardelle Bruinsma
Casket Bearers: Luke Bamberg, Wade Groeneweg, Brad Groeneweg, Aaron Groeneweg, Landon Brondsema, Cory Fink, Adam Fink, AJ Peters, Michael Peters, Isaac Peters
Honorary Casket Bearers: Laurinda & Nathan Blom, Tara & Chad Wentland, Miranda & Tim Bode, Autumn & Matt Dickerson