Lois M. Peters, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Lois Mae Wanderscheid was born Jan. 13, 1937, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Henrich) Wanderscheid. Lois was raised in Le Mars and was a member of the first graduating class of Gehlen High School. Lois was united in marriage to Orville "Jerry" Peters on Aug. 14, 1956, at Elk Point, S.D. The couple made their home in Le Mars. Lois worked for Vander Meer Bakery and later the Ben Franklin Store in Le Mars. She later continued her education at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, graduating as a medical transcriptionist. She worked for the Family Practice in Sioux City for many years. the last few years she had worked for Vis Vita Feeds in Sioux City until her retirement in the late 1990s. Jerry died Feb. 11, 1992.
Lois was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars and the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. All through her life, Lois enjoyed music, especially playing the piano and accordion. Lois and Jerry enjoyed dancing, particularly ballroom and square dancing. She also enjoyed traveling and bingo.
Survivors include four sons, Doug Peters and his wife, Denice of Le Mars, Randy Peters and his special friend, Jeanette Barber, of Sioux City, Robert Peters and his special friend, Becky Remmick of Le Mars, and Ronald Peters of Belle Plaine, Minn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Keith Hansen of Sioux City and Laurie Peters-Woltman and her husband, Rick Woltman, of Le Mars; 11 grandchildren, Amanda and her husband, John Lange, Michael Peters, Kayla Hansen, Kari Hansen, Jason Peters, Violet Peters, Robbie Peters, Riley Peters, Emily Peters, Stevie Sudtelgte and his fiancée, Erin Van Dam, and Beau Sudtelgte; two stepgrandchildren, Angie Karli and Rebecca Woltman; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Lange and Tristan Hanson; two step-great-grandchildren, Taylor and Dreysen Lindgren; two sisters, Jean and Richard Cherkas of Sioux City and Dorothy Homan of Slayton, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Arens of Grass Valley, Calif., and Kendall and Sharon Peters of Chantilly, Va.; two half-brothers, Steve and Debbie Wanderscheid of Sheldon and Paul and Stacey Wanderscheid of Des Moines; and a special friend, Jim Purcell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Vicky Sue in infancy; a sister, Betty Arens; and a brother-in-law, Ev Homan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. William McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. There will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at the church Monday morning from 9 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Jason Peters, Stevie Sudtelgte, Michael Peters, Beau Sudtelgte, Gary Homan and John Lange. Honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Lange, Kayla Hansen, Kari Hansen, Violet Peters, Robbie Peters, Riley Peters and Emily Peters.