Marshall “Pete” James Peters, 85
Pete Peters passed peacefully on February 2nd, 2021 at Legends Park Assisted Living Center, surrounded by his wife of 56 years and their two sons.
Born January 20th, 1936 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Leonard and Nellie Peters, Pete graduated high school in 1954, then went to work for Minnesota Mining Company (3M). A few years later, he met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Jones and they were married on April 18th, 1964. Pete and Betty moved to Hudson, Wisconsin, where they adopted two boys before moving the family to Kansas City, Kansas in 1971. They then decided to move to northern Idaho to raise their sons in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1976. Pete worked as a painter in the greater Coeur d’Alene area for many years then went to work for the Hauser Lake Lumber Company, where he retired in 1995.
Those who knew Pete will remember him for his love for and dedication to his family and his sense of humor. Pete would take any job he could find and work long hours to make sure that his family was always provided for. There was rarely a moment that he wasn’t cracking a joke and laughing with whoever was in the room, whether it was friends, family, or his nurses and caregivers. Pete loved hunting, fishing, and camping, and enjoyed spending time with his friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Nellie Peters, his sister, Betty Moore, and his twin brothers, who passed shortly after birth. Pete is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Peters, sons, Jon and Paul Peters, grandchildren, Travis Schierman, Emily Peters, and Holly Peters, and great grandchildren, Bailey, Kyncie, and Crimson Schierman.
A small memorial will be held in the summer and his ashes will be scattered in Avery, Idaho, where he enjoyed many hunting trips with friends.