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Martin E. "Marty" Peters

Martin E. "Marty" Peters

Martin E. Peters, 60, a well-known and respected business leader in the Quincy community, died on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Osage Beach, MO at his beloved lake house. Martin (Marty) was born February 10, 1957, in Quincy, a son of Charles R. and Carlene C. (Obert) Peters.

Marty was a 1975 graduate of Catholic Boys High School and a 1979 graduate of Quincy College. He married the love of his life, Janet R. Bocke, on July 18, 1981, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Quincy. They spent an amazing 36 years together, raising their four children, and were best friends in both work and relaxation. Marty was a co-owner of Peters Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a member of the Church of St. Peter. He was also a member of Quincy Homebuilders, serving as past president, the YMCA Building and Grounds Committee, and a past member of Quincy Rotary.

Marty had unending energy and an amazing work ethic. He was an accomplished athlete and played multiple sports through high school and college. He and his teammates were inducted into the Quincy Notre Dame Hall of Fame for football in 2002 and for baseball in 2010.

To his children and many of his co-workers at Peters, Marty was an incredible mentor and supporter. He worked relentlessly to help build the company to what it is today, expanding it to eight locations throughout Illinois and Missouri. He spent his entire adult life renovating his historic home and the homes of his family. He impressed everyone with his self-taught skills and abilities. Marty had been in the process of remodeling his Lake of the Ozarks house to provide a gathering place for his entire family. Many happy memories will continue to be shared at that beautifully renovated home. Marty was always looking ahead to the next project, but he never hesitated to assist anyone else who needed his help.

Everything Marty did was for his family; they were his entire life. Not only did he give 100% at work, but when home, he gave his fullest to the family. He was very proud of the achievements and individual talents of his children. He traveled near and far to see his daughter, Emily, participate in gymnastic events and attended all the Blue Devil basketball games to watch her cheer. He took up hunting as a hobby so he could spend quality time with his son, Dominic, and he was the Number One fan at all the sporting events of his sons, Christopher and Lance. Marty also played a vital role in the careers of his children, offering both personal and business advice. He was the best "PaPa" to his five grandchildren, and they loved every moment spent with him. Marty had a huge circle of friends and was a wonderful example for how to balance work and fun and live life to its fullest.

Marty will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers, and the Quincy and surrounding communities.

Survivors include his wife Janet and their children: Emily (Robert) Tait, Dominic (Megan) Peters, both of Quincy, Christopher (Emily) Peters of Lake St. Louis, MO, and Lance Peters of Quincy. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Lawson and Connor Tait, and their baby brother due in May; and Dylan, Alex and Maryn Peters.

Marty is also survived by siblings: Shirley (Bruce) Hoelscher of O'Fallon, MO, Rodney (Marsha) Peters of Hannibal, MO, Michael (Susie) Peters, Allen Peters, Rita (Ron) Genenbacher, all of Quincy, Sheila (Mark) Damon of Hannibal, MO, and Shelly (Rick) Evans, Rhonda (Terry) Bower, Tony Peters, and Bo (Susan) Peters, all of Quincy.

Other survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary (Jerry) Loos, Barb (Mike) Klingner, Susie (Rich) Niemann, Jr., Henry (Julie) Bocke, and John (Ginger) Bocke, all of Quincy, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Carlene Peters, father and mother in law, Richard and Marilyn Bocke, and his brother, Clyde.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter by Monsignor Leo Enlow.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Peter. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Grade School or Quincy Notre Dame.

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From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Janet and Family:

I am very sorry for your loss. Marty was a great person. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Sincerely,

Mark
From:
Mariann Barnard
Quincy, IL
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Marty was a fine man, he will be missed.
From:
susan wentura
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear about Marty. Our sympathy to the entire Peters Family.
Doug & Susan Wentura
From:
Rusty Miller
Quincy, IL
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So -So sorry to all !!!! Prayers for all.
From:
Wanda Harpole
Nebo, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry. I send my love and prayers.
From:
Sheila Goehl
Quincy, IL
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Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Know that my prayers are with you and the family.
From:
Dick & Pat Wentura
quincy, IL
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Dear Peters Families,
Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences.
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Lori Oliver
Quincy, IL
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Janet and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Marty. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Sending prayers to you and all of your family.
From:
fred bloss
N Ft Myers, FL
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Janet and cousins. I was devastated to hear of losing Marty. I send my prayers for him and for all of you. God send you His Grace and Strength.
From:
Mark & Susan Goodwin
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to here of your loss; thoughts and prayer for Peters Family.
From:
Marvin & Julie Smith
Morton, IL
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Janet,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. We were heartbroken when we heard the news about Marty. May God bless you and the entire Peters family.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to entire family.
From:
Luke Greenwell
Bolingbrook, IL
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My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family Chris. I will always remember your dad as a strong supporter of us as we grew up playing basketball. He was a great man and will be missed.

Sincerely,
Luke and family
From:
Kirk and Erin Nesbit
Greenville, SC
Comments:
Incredibly saddened by the news of Marty's passing. We hope you find comfort in the knowledge that he touched many people's lives and left a incredible impression. Wishing peace and comfort to your family.
From:
Josh and Laura Kite
Ewing, MO
Comments:
Sorry for your loss, praying for your family....
From:
Jill Churchill
Quincy, IL
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Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautifully written obituary...when I think of Marty, "kindness" is what comes to mind. He was a kind, kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. -Jill
From:
Sandy Freiburg
St, Louis, MO
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I am so shocked and sad. It is evident that Marty was a woderful man. He is also remembered as areallly nice kid I knew growing up, as his sis Shirley and my dear Bocke friends. I have bern praying Constantly for you. Love, Sandy
From:
Julie Upper
Philadelphia, PA
Comments:
Such shocking news. Marty was so loved by his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.
From:
Mike and Peg Holzgrafe
Quincy, IL
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Janet, We are saddened to hear of Marty’s passing. Mike has valued Marty’s friendship and has the utmost respect for Marty as a business man and all he meant to his family. We cannot attend the funeral but we will be in touch. Sending you and your family prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead. May the wonderful memories fill your heart each day. Our deepest sympathy. Mike and Peg Holzgrafe and family
From:
Andrew O’Donnell
St. Louis, MO
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Thoughts and prayers with you all. May the memories of a life well-lived carry you through the moments of grief.
From:
David Sapp
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss, Marty was definitely one of the good guys! Fond memories of many baseball trips with Chris and the family.
Sincerely,
David
From:
Brian Spotts
Quincy, IL
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Was sad to hear the passing of Marty. I just spoke to him at the Y a couple of weeks ago while working out. We played a lot of softball together and against one another. He was a great guy and always had a smile on his face. One of the BEST!
From:
Greg and Jody Frese
Quincy, IL
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Janet and family, we were so sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Such a wonderful, kind person. We will be sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
From:
Dennis Fisk
Quincy, IL
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I was shocked to just now hear of this. Marty was a good man. Always willing to help me out. My condolences to the family.
From:
Barbara Goertz ( Chuck)
Pittsfield, IL
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So sorry to here of Marty passing. Chuck liked him very much. He was a very honest fair employer. Please give my prayers to his family.
From:
Barbara Goertz ( Chuck)
Pittsfield, IL
Comments:
So sorry to here of Marty passing. Chuck liked him very much. He was a very honest fair employer. Please give my prayers to his family.
From:
Jerry and Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
Comments:
We were so very sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers to the Peters family, during this difficult time.
From:
Megan Capron
Oak forest, IL
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To your entire family I'm so very sorry to hear this...I just found out today and feel shocked...Emily I'm not on Facebook and didn't have your number but I just want you to know I'm thinking of all of you.
From:
Liz and Chris Solaro
Quincy, IL
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I had the pleasure of working with Lance and Marty recently on a new whole house HVAC system. I commented to other people how impressed I was at, not only their technical knowledge & ability, but how obviously proud Marty was of Lance (and all the children and his wife).

Marty just beamed when he talked about Lance while Lance was standing right there. It filled my heart with gladness to see such an obviously great father, son and family. Marty’s balance of fine workmanship, work ethic and family life was obvious... today, that is a rare thing.

I can not fathom how difficult it must be for the Peter’s family. My heart goes out to you all. My husband and I just want to add that it was an honor knowing (for even a short time) and working with such a wonderful person.
And... The obituary was beautiful and heartfelt.

Our deepest condolences,
Liz and Chris Solaro
From:
Tim & Nancy Halpin
Pittsfield, IL
Comments:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our sympathies go out to all family members and your business family.
From:
Alicia Martin
Springfield, IL
Comments:
We just learned at ABC Illinois about your family's loss. We are so very sorry and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
From:
Sandy (Timpe) Kain
American Canyon, CA
Comments:
My deepest sympathies to the entire Peters family. May you memories bring you peace and joy as you celebrate Marty's life and his love for all of you.