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Lewayne Peters Sr.

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LEWAYNE C. PETERS SR., 79 ROCKFORD - Lewayne C. "Gabby" Peters Sr., 79, of Rockford, formerly of Harvard, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at SwedishAmerican Hospital. Lewayne was born March 17, 1933, to Clarence Charles and Jenny (Loudenbeck) Peters. He married Margaret "Peggy" Provost on May 11, 1954. He was an avid Green Bay Packer and New York Mets fan and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include children, June (Tim Fuller) Nilsen of Belvidere, Cristy (Dave) Ulrich and Lewayne "Hotrod" (Renae) Peters Jr., both of Harvard, and Colleen (Dave) Hoffman of Belvidere; grandchildren, Cory (Katie) Nilsen, Renee Nilsen, Dave Ulrich Jr., Trisha (Mark) Redner, Shannon Goins and Tara Gorter; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Caleb (Nilsen), Hayley and Matthew (Redner), Alexia, Cole, Kahlan and Payton (Goins Family); sister, Delores (Charles) Maynard; brother, Arwayne (Marilyn) Peters; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents; wife; and sister, Norma Young. Visitation from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. service Sunday, Oct. 7, at Saunders and McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard; the Rev. Susanne Wilczek will officiate. Interment in Dunham-Chemung Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Sign the guestbook at saundersmcfarlin.net.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2012
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