Funeral services for Donald “Don” F. Peters, age 92, of Hay Springs, NE will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs, NE with Father Joseph Joseph officiating.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hay Springs, NE.
A vigil will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.
A memorial has been established for the Pioneer Manor nursing home addition. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com.
Don passed away on October 18, 2017 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, NE.
Don was an identical twin son born to Joseph and Catherine Lynch Peters on July 1, 1925 in Hay Springs. His twin brother Dan came first on July 1 and Don was just within two minutes of coming on July 2.
Don lived in Hay Springs all his life. He loved his family, faith, farming and serving his country. After attending HaySpringsHigh School, he joined his father Joseph on the farm until 1944 when he entered the Navy and served in the South Pacific area. Don returned home and again farmed his father’s place.
He met the love of his life, Donna Finkey, at a dance in the basement of the Rushville Theatre called the “Slip & Fall with Bud Paul.” They were married on September 8, 1948 and were married 68 years. To this union, four children were born, Gary, Carolyn, Jolene and Steve. Don and Donna raised their children on the family farm on Mirage Flats.
Don was a member of the American Legion Post 239 and St. Columbkille Catholic Church
Don is survived by son Gary and wife Marcine Peters of Bedford, TX; daughter Carolyn and husband Art Lipps of Hay Springs, NE; grandchildren Michelle and Eddie Stephens, Karla Balli, Cammie and Trent Tobiasson, Lindsay Lipps, Chris Speirs, Mandy and Darren McNamer, Brad Lipps, Brianna Lipps, Josh and Sara Peters, and Brandi and Brandon McKee; aunt Leona Pisacka; sister-in-law Shirley Peters; brother-in-law Bud Finkey; 16 great-grandkids; son-in-law Wally Lipps; and former daughter-in-law Cindy Peters.
Don was preceded in death by wife Donna; his parents; four brothers George, Charles, Dan and Robert; two sisters Rosemary Jaggers and Joann Westcott; daughter Jolene Lipps; son Steven Peters; and grandson Zane Lipps.
Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements for Donald “Don” F. Peters.