Edwin "Ed" L. Peters
Edwin "Ed" L. Peters, age 92, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:00 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. He was born on August 12, 1923 in Quincy, a son of Joseph & Rose Peters. He first married Trudy Hoskin and then Juanita Schwartz, who both preceded him in death. He then married Linda Hughes on August 4, 2004 and she survives.
Mr. Peters worked at Packaging Corp. of America as a machinist. He was a lifelong gardener, owner and operator of Peters Greenhouse, which he helped expand into many satellite locations.
He was a life-time member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Ed played league Wii bowling until very recently, and had won a national championship. He liked playing cards and he loved flowers. His favorite place to be was in the greenhouse.
In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his children Terry Peters and his wife Tina of Quincy, Susan Peters O'Connor and her husband John of Gulf Breeze, FL and Mike Peters and his wife Kathy of Carthage, IL; step-children, Nancy Probst and her husband Jay of Naples, FL, Mary Ann Walton and her husband Glenn of Marco Island, FL, and Kenneth Poole, Jr. of Ft. Myers, FL; Shirley Nelson, of Grand Island, NE; Beverly Lynn, of Atlanta, GA; Arlene Hendren and her husband Charles, of Quincy, IL Barbara O'Neill and her husband Thomas of St. Louis, MO and Virginia Hornick and husband Anthony, of Hays, KS,
24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his eleven brothers and sisters, a son, Jerry Peters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 9:00 in Blessed Sacrament Church by Msgr. Michael Kuse. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Society.
- To Linda and family,
We are so sad to hear the news of Ed's passing. May the Lord be with you during this difficult time and may He wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you.
We had the privilege of meeting Ed and Linda on an escorted vacation to Alaska through Quincy's Discount Travel and we greatly enjoyed the company of Ed (and Linda). He was always cracking jokes and was always a fun guy to be around. We visited Ed in the greenhouse thereafter and you could tell that being around plants and flowers was his passion.
Linda, our hearts go out to you and if you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.
Stacy & Chad McClelland & family
(former travel agent)
- Terry and Tina so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.