Elsie R. Peters

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Elsie R. Peters, 95, died at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Heritage Manor. She was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Springfield, to Albert and Rosa Strub Bietsch. She married Louis Irvin Peters on Aug. 29, 1940, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2012.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Able, of Springfield; one son, David (Linda, deceased) Peters, of Blue Bell, Pa.; one granddaughter, Sadie (Erik) Thompson, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Carter, and Julia; one sister, Rose Ramirez, of Springfield; one brother, Walter (Patricia) Bietsch, of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Harry, Albert and Carl Bietsch; and one sister, Irma Horn.

Elsie was a member of St. Joseph's Church and Catholic Daughters of America. She worked in Assembly for Brown Shoe Factory and retired from the State of Illinois where she worked in the Department of Revenue for nineteen years.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 9 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Janoski officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Mar. 6, 2014