Douglas Peters

Doug Peters, 73, of Storm Lake died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at his home. 

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Douglas Lee Peters was born April 27, 1945 to Lowell and Joy (Meyer) Peters in Storm Lake. He was baptized on May 20, 1945 in Newell,  and confirmed on May 17, 1959 at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.  

He enjoyed helping his grandfather farm, and later trucking livestock for Peters Bros. Trucking.  

On Aug. 15, 1964, Doug was united in marriage to Sharen Kay Hansen at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Three children were born to this marriage: Patrick, April and Matthew.  

They all worked hard during the week and enjoyed the weekends by going to movies and vacations. Doug was part of the pool league they had in Storm Lake and was very good at shooting pool.

In 1971, Doug incorporated the trucking to Peters Trucking Inc. Doug enjoyed hauling cattle and hogs and was a hog buyer for John Morrell for nine years. He then pursued the trucking hauling conversion vans to the west coast. He moved on to dry vans, hauling turkey feathers to Texas and onto California and bringing sunflower seed back for DeKalb. Doug in his later years hauled seed corn for Monsanto.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sharen Peters of Storm Lake; son, Patrick (Bridgett) Peters of Westville, Ind.; daughter, April Harding and fiancé, Gary Toyne of Palo; son, Matthew (Jennifer) Peters of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Katie (Dan) McMullen of Treynor; Megan (Jeremiah) Avise-Rousch of Clinton; Jacquelyn (Brett) Newendorp of Pella; Sadie (Brady) Santee of Omaha, Neb.; Bradley (Emily) Harding of Cedar Rapids; Kyle (Christin) Harding of Cedar Rapids; Kaylee Peters of Storm Lake; great-grandchildren: Logan and Trestyn Lawrence; Jacob and Spencer Harding; Ray Allen and Emrys Harding; Dorothy Joy McMullen and Noelle Avise-Rousch; many nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. 

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Joy Peters; in-laws, Maurice and Dorothy Hansen; brother, Dennis Peters; and brother-in-law, Harold Hansen.

Doug would like to thank the following for all their help and kindness: Jason Huisenga DO, and staff, Jackson Medical (Lisa Roder), UnityPoint Hospice (Lacey, Linda and all others in their staff), hospital nurses, all care givers and friends.