JAMES D. PETERS "JIM" "RED" WHITING, IN
James D. "Jim", "Red" Peters, 81 of Whiting passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka, IN. He was married to the love of his life for 52 years, Joan "Pat" (nee Gregorovich); loving father of Gregory (Sabine), James (Susan), Peggy (Dennis) Hyde, Robert (Jeanine), David and Leanne; "adopted daughter", Kim Forrester; cherished grandfather of Katelyn, Rachel L., Jacob, Joshua, Emily, Hannah, Martha, Rachel A., Kyle, Eric and Elizabeth; adoring great grandpa of nine; dearest brother-in-law of Joyce Burke, Kay (Rick) Rosinski, Susan (Jim) Shebish and Ann (late Thomas) Gregorovich; numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins; his canine companions, Bailey and Skippy, and kitty-cats, Hollie, Mollie and Puff: many granddoggies and grandkitties. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Hauser; and brother, Charles Burke. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home
, 1235-119th St., Whiting. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Whiting with the Rev. Jerome Stack, C.PP.S., officiating. Interment St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Jim Peters was born on April 16, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Richard and Ruth (Downs) Peters and was a resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community for the past 48 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Whiting and the Knights of Columbus, Pope John XXIII Council 1696 (prayers Wednesday at 6:00 p.m). Jim was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean Conflict
, attaining the rank of corporal. While serving in Korea, he had been wounded and was a POW twice. He received the Korean Service Medal with bronze stars
. Jim was a member of the American Legion, Whiting Post 80 (memorial service Wednesday 7:00 p.m). He was a retiree of the RR Donnelly Lakeside Press, Chicago with a service of 33 years. Jim enjoyed golfing, tennis, especially bowling (playing on two leagues at the Whiting Community Center), camping (throughout the United States with his family every summer), traveling (Hawaii, Alaska, and Europe), and the Chicago Bears. Devoted to his family, Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer Foundation or the St. John School Endowment Fund, would be appreciated. www.baranfh.com
(219) 659- 4400.