Goldie E. (Vincik) Peters (1927 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – Goldie E. Peters, 86, of Independence, died Tuesday evening, June 25, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, with her family at her side.
Goldie was born on April 22, 1927, in St. Paul, Neb., the daughter of Edward Edgar and Katherine Marie (Halla) Vincik. She attended rural schools and graduated and received her normal teaching certificate from St. Paul High School in 1945. On June 20, 1946 she was united in marriage to Alvin D. Peters in Grand Island, Neb. The couple farmed in the St. Lebory, Neb. area and Goldie taught in rural schools prior to moving to Independence in 1949 where they continued to farm until 1951. Goldie then became employed with Corn Blossom, The Wapsi Fly Company, Microswitch and the Independence Community Schools, prior to her retirement.
She is survived by four daughters, Peggy (Barrett) Everhart, Leesburg, Va., Judy (Randy) Miller, Independence, Connie (Bill) Scharff-Flora, Greenville, S.C., and Linda (Raul) Aguirre, Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; a brother, Henry Vincik, Springville; and a sister, Kathryn Peters, Monticello.
Goldie was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Alvin Peters on Dec. 21, 2011; and a son-in-law, Wade Scharff on Aug. 13, 2007.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Independence, with Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence. Friends called for visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, and from 9 a.m. till services Friday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 512 5th St. NE; Independence, IA 50644, or to The Alvin Peters Memorial Scholarship Fund, %The Independence Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 384, Independence, IA 50644, or to Cedar Valley Hospice, 801 1st St. E., Independence, IA 50644
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 1 to July 20, 2013