FRANK C. PETERS, 75, of Tomball, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.
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Frank was born in Houston on December 23, 1938, to Raimund Peters and Ellie Kollhoff Peters. He grew up in Houston with his two older brothers, Ray and John. He attended St. Anne's Catholic School and St. Thomas High School. After graduation, he attended Texas A&M University; then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961. That same year, he married Mary Alice Fritsch of Schulenburg, TX. They were stationed for several years in Anchorage, AK, where Frank served with the 4th Missile Battalion. Following his discharge from the Army, they returned to Houston, and Frank continued a 43-year career with Southline Metal Products Company.
In retirement, he and Mary enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and had many memorable trips, cruises, and occasional casino outings. Frank was an active and devoted member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church where he and Mary served as worship coordinators and members of Senior Friends for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10861 at St. Ignatius, and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Lcdr. Joseph T. O'Callahan Assembly.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ray. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 52 years, Mary; their three children, Kim DeNicola and husband Mike of Perth, Australia; Steve Peters and wife Shelly of Houston, TX; and Michael Peters of Kingwood, TX; seven grandchildren: Michael, Jr., Brandon, Meagan, Lauren, Kelly, Jose, and Rosie; and two great-grandchildren: Braylon and Nolan. He is also survived by his brother John Peters of Willis, TX.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at Klein Funeral Home, Champions, with a Vigil Service and Rosary to immediately follow. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379, followed by a reception. A committal service will be held at a later date at Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a donation to the Knights of Columbus Council #10861 at 7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379, or to a
Klein Funeral Home - Champion Forest
16131 Champion Forest Drive Spring, TX 77379
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 19, 2014