DERBY – Daniel William "Dan" Peter, 64, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
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Dan was born July 27, 1949, in Tell City, to the late Lester and Juanita (Damin) Peter.
He was united in marriage June 27, 1971, to Brenda Arnold. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. 82nd Airborne.
Dan retired as superintendent for Danco Construction Inc., where he was a carpenter for over 40 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1172 and Alton American Legion Post 133. He served as past president of Perry County Parks and Recreation Board; coached athletics at Perry Central, including fifth-grade basketball, and was a volunteer driver for disabled veterans. Dan enjoyed making homemade wine and giving it away to his friends.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda Peter of Derby; children, Stacey (James) Hathaway of Phenix City, Ala., Danielle (Josh) Hippen of Derby and Derek (Kate) Peter of Louisville; a brother, Greg Peter of Leopold; a sister, Vicky Goffinet of Gatchel; grandchildren, Case Joshua and Kaiser Daniel Hippen and Mason Daniel Peter and a stepgrandchild, Catelynn Louise Hathaway.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at St. Paul Catholic Church. Father Dennis Duvielus will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There will be a Knights of Columbus prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dan Peter Memorial Building Trades Scholarship. Contributions may be made at any German American location.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10Th St
Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on Apr. 24, 2014