Herbert R. Peters, Sr., 88, of Belle Center, OH, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home.
Herb was born on October 30, 1925 in Farmington, WI to the late Edward S. & Beatrice Peters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elaine, a son, Richard L. Peters, two grandsons, Anthony Dean Peters and Jeremy Robert Robinson, a brother, Francis Peters and a sister, Sister Alabama Peters.
On April 6, 1992, he married the former Eleanor “Ellie” Bodi Woods in Lakeview, OH and she survives along with nine children, Herbert (Brenda) Peters, Jr. of FL, Edward Peters of OH, Charles (Mary Ellen) Wood, Jr., of IL, Cynthia (Louis) Ashton of AZ, Diane Woods of OH, Christopher Wood of NV, Cheryl (Bill) Davis of OH, Clayton Wood of OH, and Craig (Sheri) Woodof FL, 22 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.
Herb retired from GM in Columbus, OH after 25 years. Prior to working at GM, he worked at Sealtest Dairy and drove an Ice Cream Truck. He was a member of UAW Local 969 in Columbus, and was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing bingo and working with wood and ceramics. Herb was a humble and caring person who selflessly volunteered at St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus and with REACT where he assisted in many disaster relief efforts. His efforts earned him honors and praise from the President of GM for his dedication to helping others.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview with visitation from 11-1. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given in his name to Logan County Cancer Society, Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.