TELL CITY – Robert J. "Bob" Peter, 80, passed away, with his family at his side, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.
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He was born in Tell City, Nov. 27, 1933, son of the late Edward J. and Mary Elsie (Holman) Peter.
He excelled in football while at Tell City High School, often making All-Conference. After graduation in 1951, Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from Alcoa in 1994, where he had worked for more than 30 years.
Bob was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, where he was an usher. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus 1172, Loyal Order of Moose 1424, American Legion Post 213 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, where he was a member of the funeral detail.
Bob was a kind, gentle man who was loved by all. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, especially fishing, playing euchre on Friday nights at the K of C and enjoying a beer at Braunie's on Saturday afternoons. Bob enjoyed Indiana University basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He looked forward to weekend festivities with his kids and grandkids.
Bob was blessed to have been reunited with his special friend, Betty Bryant, who survives him.
He is also survived by his four children; son Brad Peter and wife, Kelly, and their children Brittany, Bobbi, Michael and Jessica; daughter Lori Hazelrigg and husband, Rob and son Aaron; son Bart Peter and wife, Holli, and their children Baylie and Camryn; and daughter Jamie Pruitt and her children Jalynn and Devin.
Bob had six great-grandchildren, Savanah, McKenzie, Callie, Braxton, Sheila and Zoey. A great grandson, Cameron, preceded him in death. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Jim Peter (Ruth), Mary Etienne (Ivo), Helen Spencer, Rita Knust, Betty Hartz (Cal), Charlie Peter and Jane Huber (Tom).
A Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, July 19, at St. Paul Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery where military rites were conducted by the VFW. The Rev. Dennis Duvelius officiated. A Knights of Columbus memorial service was Friday evening. Huber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tell City High School Athletic Department.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.huberfuneral/home.net.
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on July 21, 2014