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Donald F. "Pete"  Peters
  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Sue, Robin, Leni & Donna,So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. May you feel Gods comforting...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Tracy & Schelle McMillan - MI

“Robin, Jessie & Jayden - I am so sorry about the loss of your father & grandfather. May the many memories keep him alive in you. May he Rest in Peace...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Suriano - Crest Hill, IL

“Dear Grandpa ~The rock and the Duke of the family. Always putting family first. I have so many fond memories of you that are treasured in my heart....Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Jessica DeGrado - Crest Hill, IL

“Jean my sincere condolences on your loss Pete was a great man. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Keifer - Climax, MI

“Sue,Robin,Leni and Donna I am so very sorry to hear about your Daddy I wish I could be there but I cannot afford it right now for those of you that...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Margie Peters - Hall, NY - Family

“Praying for your family during this time of sorrow ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Benthin - MI - Family Friend

“Dad, words are very hard to come by at this moment. You meant so much to me... I'm a successful man and father because of having you as my Dad. As a...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Andy Copeland - Woodstock, GA

“Sorry for your lose. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: James R. Dean - Schoolcraft, MI

“Pete will always remain a special guy in my life. He truly embodied the type of people I most admire. Quiet, unassuming, always ready to return a...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Larry Monce - Mattawan, MI

“Sorry for your loss. We know how much he meant to your entire family. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Randy and Robin Kaja - Rockford, MI

“To all my Peter girls. I'm so sorry your family and ours go way back. Your dad is and was a kind soul. His grin and his laugh he had will never be...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tammy Nash England - Bryson City, NC

“Memories of love and friendships are treasures to carry with you always. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Treasa Moore Moore - Kalamazoo, MI

“My Dad my hero and my favorite golfing partner. Our family has been blessed by all you have taught us. All the time you spent in a fishing boat...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Leni Rice - Schoolcraft, MI

“Sorry to hear about this. Pete was one of the best person I have ever known. He will be missed. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Brian & Darlene Root - MI

“How very blessed I am to be able to call him "dad". He's given me a lifetime of memories I will always treasure.One of my favorites is the...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Robin Burton - Crest Hill, IL

“Dear grandpa, Thank you for teaching my dad about everything so that he could pass it on down to me. Every time we came up to visit you always shared...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sean Copeland - Cartersville, GA

“Sue, Robin, Leni, Donna and Jean: So sorry we have to get together under these circumstances. So sorry to hear of Pete's passing. He will be missed....Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Toni (Nash) VanSyckle - Brooklyn, MI

“Leni, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Schiele - Portage, MI

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Donald F. "Pete" Peters of Kalamazoo, MI

Pete, age 84, died unexpectedly Monday morning, April 2, 2018 at his residence.

Pete, the son of Herman and Frances Peters, was born in Parchment, MI on June 11, 1933; was a lifetime area resident and a 1952 graduate of Schoolcraft High School. He retired in 1990 after 30 years of faithful service for the Upjohn Company as the Supervisor of Fermentation Department. Pete was an "True Outdoorsman" having enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing a round of golf with family and friends. He passed his love of the outdoors on to "All" of his children. Pete also was a Master Craftsman when it came to woodworking knickknacks for everyone.

Pete was united in marriage to the former Jean E. Sliter in Kalamazoo on August 22, 1970. Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Jean; four daughters, Susan (Scott) Davis of Schoolcraft, Robin Burton of Crest Hill, IL, Leni (Dave) Rice of Schoolcraft and Donna (Jim) Hector of Belding, MI; a step-daughter, Kerry (Robert) Holt of Suffolk, VA; step-son, Andrew (Gail) Copeland of Atlanta, GA; fourteen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren and two special nieces whom he help raise, Amy (John) Brubaker and Stephanie (Kelly) Porter, both of Portage, MI. Pete was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, John, Thomas & Charles Peters.

The Celebration of Pete's life will be held on Thursday, April 12th at Noon at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). Pete's family will greet friends on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pete's honor may be directed to the Hospice of Southwestern Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.