Darrell John 'Pete' Peters
Darrell John "Pete" Peters, 92, of Akron passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at his home.
Service will be at 12 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City with military honors. Arrangements are with Rexwinkel Funeral Home of Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com. The family asks that all in attendance to please wear a mask or face covering.
Darrell John "Pete" Peters was born on Dec. 22, 1928 in Akron to John D. and Mina (Hillrichs) Peters. He was baptized into the Christian faith at St. John's Lutheran Church in Preston Township and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. He attended school in Akron and received his diploma from Akron High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on Oct. 26, 1948, and was honorably discharged on Feb. 23 1953.
He was united in marriage to Marilyn "Mary" Lucart on Oct. 7, 1951, at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City. In October of 1962 he joined the United States Air Guard. He worked full time duty for the 185th Air Guard in Sioux City until he was honorably discharged in 1985. For his service he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Following his retirement, he worked as a security guard for the Air National Guard until September 1999. Mary passed away on March 30, 2001. In 2002, Darrell moved back to Akron.
Darrell was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. While living in Sioux City, he was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 in Akron and current member of the Oleson Halweg Post in Merrill. Darrell was Legionnaire of the Year in 2019. He was also a member of the United States Constabulary Association.
Darrell is survived by his three children, Randy (Cindy) Peters of Phoenix, Ariz., Darla (Joel) Easton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Robert "Bob" (Carol) Peters of Sioux City; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Arlys Peters; and other relatives.
Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; brother, Harvey Peters; sister, Dorothy (Arvin) Finzen; and long-time companion, Lois Berner.