Dorothy M. Peters
Dorothy M. Peters, 96, of
Medford, Wisconsin, formerly of Fond du Lac area, died Thursday, March 29,
2018, at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 15,
1921, in the town of Forest in Fond du Lac County, daughter of William and Minnie
Guell. In 1939, she graduated from Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac.
She married Melvin H. Peters
on September 27, 1941. While Melvin served as a staff sergeant in World War II,
Dorothy operated a crane in a munitions factory. After the war, they owned and
operated dairy farms in Byron and Lomira area for many years and, later,
Merrydale Resort near Rhinelander. They helped to found Calvary Bible Church,
Fond du Lac. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother,
Dorothy was an avid singer and artist throughout her life. She leaves a legacy
of faith, commitment to family, and creative expression to her many
She is survived by her four
children: Wayne R. (Marjorie) Peters of Eau Claire, Janet Peters Burbridge of
New Hudson, MI, Hazel Fern (Grant) Peters Brown of Medford, Patricia A. (James)
Peters Swan of Ogema; 11 grandchildren: Carrie (Carter) Muench of Chanhassen,
MN, David (Shelly) Peters of Eau Claire, Jonathan (Holly) Peters of Eau Claire,
Joshua (Amber) Burbridge of Berkeley, CA, Zachary (Kayla) Burbridge of Royal
Oak, MI, Bethany Reyes of Royal Oak, MI, Charity Burbridge of Miami, FL,
Heather Brown of Portland, OR, Laura Brown of Minneapolis, MN, Annika (Brian)
Hites of Milaca, MN, Matthew (Tamra) Swan of Spirit; nineteen
great-grandchildren: Ellie, Graham, and Ava Muench, Zoey, Grady, and Henry
Peters, Silas and Caleb Burbridge, Greta, Addie, Aaron and Andrew Peters,
Gabriel Reyes, Isaac Burbridge, Brinna and Micah Hites, Breanna, Owen, and
She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband Melvin, two sisters Betty Thompson and Alta Miller,
and two brothers, Jack and Wilbur Guell.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church,
70 E. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac.
FUNERAL: Funeral services
will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church,
with Rev. David Elleman officiating. Burial
will follow in Alto Cemetery.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420