In Memory of

Ronald James Peters

October 21, 1940 - March 19, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Ronald James Peters, the son of Carl E. and Sophie C. (Schneider) Peters was born October 21, 1940, in Hawarden, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Hawarden where he attended school and graduated from Hawarden High School in 1957. Ron served in the Army stationed at Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City from 1962 until his honorable discharge in 1965.

 On July 28, 1967, Ronald was married to Sally May Brouillette. They lived in Sioux City, IA before moving to Cherokee in 1971. He worked for Northwestern Bell (Century Link) for many years and was known as “the phone man” until his retirement in 1998.

 Ronald enjoyed gardening, bowling, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, spending time in the Black Hills, and watching football, especially rooting for the underdog. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 On March 19, 2020, Ronald passed away at his residence in Cherokee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Sophie Peters; one sister, Jean Peters Von Seggern; and brother-in-law, Harlan Seggern.

 He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sally Peters of Cherokee, IA; sons, Jay (Rubi) Peters of Laverne, MN, Todd (Corrine) Peters of Cherokee, IA, and Marc Peters of Orange City, IA; beloved daughter, Apryl Peters of Cherokee, IA; one brother,  Raymond and Pat Peters, from Sioux Falls, SD; and grandchildren, Cara, Nicole, Joshua, Anthony, and Elizabeth.

Tribute Video
Due to the present healthcare precautions, a private family memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Derek Evans
There will be no visitation
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:12 PM
“I am very sorry for your family’s loss.
Please accept my condolences. He will be missed. ”
- Patty Voss
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:35 AM
“Apryl & family...
I'm so very sorry to hear of Ronald's passing. I spent so much time at your house when we were growing up I'm pretty sure there were many times that I saw him more than my own dad. I know how hard this is so I just want you to know that I am thinking of you all. ”
- Amanda Monroe-Rubendall
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:35 AM
“Patti & I are very sorry to learn about your loss. Our prayers are with your family.”
- Jeffrey Blum
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:35 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss ”
- Jeanie Woltman
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:35 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Peters family. I will miss him ”
- Elsie voss
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM
“So sorry to hear of Ron passing he was a quiet nice man. Peg Hinkhouse”
- Peg Hinkhouse
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM
“Sally, so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.”
- Chuck and Julie Woolley
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM
“Thoughts and hugs to you all. ”
- Matthew Herwig
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. You sure made good memories. God Bless you.”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
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