Patricia Ann PETERS

Of Edina, MN Passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 26, 2014 after a long illness. Pat was born on September 13th in Earling, Iowa, the youngest of 5 children. The family moved to Omaha, NE during the Great Depression and Pat graduated from Cathedral High School. Always a trailblazer, Pat began a career as a flight attendant for United Airlines in the 1940's, during the infancy of the airline industry. In 1950 she met Howard (Pete) Peters of Honey Creek Iowa, a pilot with TWA Airlines and veteran of the 15Th Air Force during World War II. Pete served with distinction out of Benghazi, Libya, then in Amendola Air Base in Foggia, Italy and flew more than 110 hours in combat as the 2nd Lieutenant and co-pilot on a B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber. Pat and Pete were married at Offutt Air Base in Omaha on April 19, 1952. Their first daughter Mary was born in Omaha, NE 1953, followed by John in Binghamton, NY 1956, Jeff in Cedar Rapids, IA 1960, and Kimberly in Edina, MN 1969. Pat was a fun-loving wife, mother and friend. She worked in the clothing industry with her brother Leo for many years, and then at local shops in Edina until 1999 when she retired. She was heavily involved in her Church (Our Lady of Grace, Edina, MN) teaching Sunday school for many years as well as being a founding member of the Ladies Guild. She is survived by her four children, and 9 grandchildren. Visitation will be held at from 5-7pm Friday March 21st at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th St. and Vernon Ave at Hwy 100, Edina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 1:00pm with visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon at The Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Avenue Edina, MN 55436. Phone 952-929-3317. A memorial in her honor has been set up at the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 or online at: fundraisers/memorial1.a or Dr. Karen Ashe, University of Minnesota Foundation, P.O. Box 64001, St. Paul, MN 55164-0001 Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Home

Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapels Edina Chapel
5000 West 50th Street (at Highway 100) Edina, MN 55436
(952) 920-3996

Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 16, 2014