NORTH PLATTE -- Dale F. Peters, 84, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Linden Court Care Center in North Platte.
He was born Jan. 17, 1921, to Elmer Lloyd and Anna (Reiter) Peters in Indianola. He grew up on a farm north of Indianola and attended the Indianola, Republican Valley and McCook School Systems.
In the fall of 1938, Dale moved to North Platte and worked many jobs including the Packing Plant; Pawnee Hotel, as a bell-hop; and driving a gravel truck on the construction of Kingsley Dam and Lake McConahay, this being his longest employment before his enlistment in the U.S. Navy during World War II in 1942. Dale went through his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes. He was assigned to the Destroyer U.S.S. Rhind, 404. He saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific Campaigns and saw many parts of the world. Upon his honorable discharge, he attained the rank of Seaman First Class. Dale then returned home to North Platte and McCook to his family and friends.
He attended the United Methodist Church and was a life member of the VFW and a member of the Union Pacific Oldtimers, Eagles and American Legion. He loved to hunt and fish and to attend his children's and grandchildren's school functions and band concerts.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June; his parents; three brothers, Lee Peters, Floyd Peters and Lawrence Peters; and eight sisters, Violet Creasman, Wilma Hein, Merritta Howard, Cleo Nelms, Jean Olivieri, Ida Mae Sitzman and two in infancy; and one grandson, Zachary Peters.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Doyle and husband, Patrick of Rio Rancho, N.M.; three sons, Gary Peters of North Platte, Don Peters and wife, Sandy of North Platte and Mark Peters and wife, Susan of Lincoln; one sister, Elsie Mansell of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters-in-law, Clara Peters and Anna May Peters of North Platte; one brother-in-law, Joe Olivieri of Albany, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Dale was a loving father and grandfather and a friend to many and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with Revs. Dr. Charles Spence and Cathy Cole officiating. Interment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell with military honors graveside.
Visitation is today, until 8 p.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given in his name to Callahan Cancer Center. Condolences can be left online at www.carpentermemorial.com.