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Monroe W. Peter

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Monroe W. Peter Obituary

September 8, 2013

Monroe W. Peter, 92, of North Fort Myers, FL died on September 8, 2013 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral. He was born on May 1, 1921 in Heidelberg Township, PA, a child of Fred R. and Ida F. (Bittner) Peter.

A resident of North Fort Myers for the past 17 years, he previously lived in Fort Myers, FL and Ironton, PA. He served 3 years in the US Navy and then was employed as a mechanic for Mack Trucks, Inc., he retired in 1981 after many years.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, the North Fort Myers ELKS, the USS Missouri Association and when he lived in Ironton he was a member of the Union UCC Church, Neffs, PA.

Monroe is survived by his wife of 24 years, Jean (Eisele) Gollatz Peter, his daughter, Diane (Peter) Henrich (Thomas), his grandchildren, Stacy (David) Reeder and Geoffrey (Colleen) Spitko, his great grandchildren, Scott, Kevin and Abby Reeder and Jake Spitko, his step daughters, Margaret E. (Gary) Peters and Teresa J. Moffa and his sisters, Helen Peters and Lorraine Carom. He was predeceased by his first wife, Carrie Peter.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Messiah Lutheran Church, 2691 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral 33909. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the above named church or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at

Published in The News-Press on Sept. 10, 2013
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