H. Dean Peters of Perry

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Funeral services for Dean Peters, 88, of Perry will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Murdock Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Prairie Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Dean passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Perry Lutheran Homes in Perry, Iowa.

Harry Dean Peters was born March 24, 1931, the son of Harold and Helen (Barrick) Peters, on the family farm south of Dawson, Iowa.

He attended country schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Dawson High School with the class of 1948.

Dean married Dorothy Monroe Oct. 10, 1952, in Omaha, Nebraska. They became parents of two children, Dee Ann and Matthew.

Dean was dedicated to his life as a farmer until his health began to fail, retiring in 2008.

He enjoyed traveling in his later years, especially trips to Australia and New Zealand.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Peters of Perry and Aurora, Colorado; one daughter, Dee Peters (Don Wentz) of Rapid City, South Dakota; daughter-in-law, Ginnie Peters of Perry; grandchildren, Jason (Natalie) Peters of Belleville, Illinois, and Dr. Jessica Peters of Parker, Colorado; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Zoe Peters.

Preceding Dean in death were his parents, Harold and Helen (Barrick) Peters; one son, Matt Peters; one brother, Donald Peters; and one sister, Dorothy Chaloupka.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dean’s name will be directed to the Perry Public Library and the Salvation Army.

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