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Robert "Bob" Peters

July 6, 1929 ~ May 23, 2019 (age 89)
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     Robert “Bob” Peters went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot, Alma, MI. 

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00 P.M., with Rev. Steve Swem officiating.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. There will be a Masonic Service at noon at the funeral home.

     Bob was born in St. Johns, MI on July 6, 1929, the son of Ray and Erma (Hubbard) Peters.  He served in the U.S. Army retiring as Sergeant.  Bob married Katherine “Kathy” O’Donnell in 2002.  He was a member of the Elsie United Methodist Church.  He was also lifetime member and served as Most Merciful Master of the Elsie Masonic Lodge #238. He enjoyed farming, trains, traveling, horses, reading, tutoring elementary children, feeding the birds, talking to everyone whether he knew them or not, and spending time with his family.

       Bob is survived by his wife Kathy, stepchildren: Arlo (Deena) Knutson, Elsie Loynes, Loretta (John) Winkler, Larry Knutson; step-grandchildren: Jamie (Jason) Gillespie, Heather (Eric) Coleman, Rhonda (Scott) Fauble, Ross (Sheena) Loynes, Rita (Andy) Loynes-Alleman, Erik Knutson, Kelsey Knutson, Kristian Knutson; 11 step-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great grandchildren.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Elsie Masonic Lodge #238, 101 W. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831.  Online condolences may be made at   The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

Donations may be made to:

Elsie Masonic Lodge #238
101 W. Main Street, Elsie MI 48831

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