David R. Peters, Burlington, WI
April 26, 1936 - September 16, 2017
David R. Peters, age 81, of Burlington, WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI. He was born in Black River Falls on April 29, 1936, the son of Floyd and Myrtle (Hermanson) Peters. On June 16, 1956, he married the love of his life, Lucy Jane Young, at a candlelight ceremony at Linn Presbyterian Church in Zenda, WI. They met on a blind date while they both worked at Admiral, and married 4 months later. Dave worked at American Motors for years. Then he and Lucy Jane owned a supper club in Menomonie, WI, for 3 years. They then moved to Elkhorn, WI, where he worked for Culligan, until he went to work at Badger High School. He retired after several years on June 13, 1998. He returned to Badger High School part-time, as he missed the kids, and continued for a total of 28 years, receiving many awards for attendance.
David was part of the Wisconsin Southern Lakes Riders from 1985-1999, and loved riding his Honda Goldwing Trike with his love, Lucy Jane. In 61 years of marriage, David and Lucy Jane had four children and took in over 34 foster children. David was an amazing man who loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved traveling to Black River Falls, to spend time with family.
David is survived by his loving wife, Lucy Jane (Young) Peters. He was loving father of Barbara (Bob) Talaber of Fontana, WI, Robert Peters of San Antonio, TX, Joyce (Ken) Nendza of Williams Bay, WI, Denise (Russ) Zank of Janesville, WI, and Lori Crivello of Milwaukee, WI; loving grandfather to nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; brother of two sisters, Ruth Ann (Lynn) Finch of Black River Falls, and Frances Tibbits of Edgewater, FL; and three brothers: James Peters of Trempealeau, WI, Jack (Nelle) Peters of Elkhart Lake, IN, and Cecil (Alhoa) Peters of Black River Falls. David is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Gordon; granddaughter, Stephanie Abell; sisters, Virginia and Violet; and three brothers: Ernest, Richard, and Joseph.
Service for David Peters will be held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home in Lake Geneva, WI. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Make A Wish Foundation, Wisconsin, and please note in memory of David R. Peters. Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home and Cremation Services is proudly serving the Peters Family.