Lois M. Peter

    Lois Mary Peter, 92, passed away March 12, 2019, at Maple Lake Assisted Living, Paw Paw, with her family at her side.  Lois was born June 8, 1926, in White Rock, S.D., the daughter of Emery and Velva (Kiefer) Germaine.
    She married Wayne Harvey Peter, Nov. 21, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minn., before moving to Paw Paw.  After raising her family and retiring from the Paw Paw Plating Company, Lois and Harvey enjoyed traveling, camping, dancing and other social activities, and wintered in Harlingen, Texas. While in Harlingen, Lois was a mentor for a school program, HOSTS, for 30 years, helping students build reading skills.
    After Harvey’s passing in 1986, Lois later met Bill Timm and they continued square dancing and traveling until his passing in 2007.  She had the opportunity to visit Mexico, Egypt, where she rode a camel, Spain, Hawaii, the Panama Canal and numerous other locations.  Lois loved being with her family and was eager to go anywhere at the drop of a hat.  Her children and grandchildren were the joys of her life and they affectionately referred to her as “Grandma Goose”.
    Lois was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter,  Jenny Marie Peter, husband,  Wayne Harvey Peter; son,  Thomas Peter; her special friend , William Timm; half-sister, Myrna Coskey; and half-brother, Merlin Germaine.
    She is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Al) Kretsinger, Carol (Tim) Campbell and Barbara (Bernie) Strehlow; sons,  Jack Peter, William (Diane) Peter, Wayne, Jr., (Jerri Lou) Peter and Mickey (Diane) Peter;   her half-sisters, Susan Millek and Patricia Lamphear; and half-brothers, Terrance and Daniel Germaine. Lois is also survived by her 21 grandchildren,  Lisa Marie (Cliff) Eubank, Michael (Jolee) Kretsinger, Deborah Ann (Michael) Schmidt and Daniel (Lisa) Kretsinger, Gina (John) Hayes and Matthew (Jenny) Campbell,   Kelly Peter, JeNae Peter and Mary Peter, Laurie Peter and Jenna (Matt) Brush, Eric (Shannon) Laskovy, Joshua (Kelli) Peter and Lauren (Keith) Leighton, Wayne (Sharon) Peter and Ginger Peter, Katlin Peter and Chelsea (Ryan) Chambers,  Jason Jach and Andrew Jach; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
    The family will receive friends, Sunday, March 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw, where services will be held Monday, March 18, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Katie Hartwell officiating.  Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or an organization of the donor’s choice.

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