Loyd Albert Peters, 87, of Richmond, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Anderson County, Kan., the son of Maurice and Ida (Benjamin) Peters. He graduated from Garnett High School with the class of 1940, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 6, 1941, and served for six years. He served on the USS Dunlap from Feb. 10, 1942, until it was decommissioned on Dec. 14, 1945. then he transferred to the USS New Jersey in Jan. 19, 1946. He was discharged from the U.S. Navy on April 28, 1952.
He married Frieda Miller on May 28, 1949, at Garnett, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Ida Peters; one son, Maurice Peters in 1996; one grandson, Jimmy Peters; five brothers, Ellsworth, Ralph, Floyd, Wayne, and Maurice; and one sister, Maxine Peine.
Survivors include: his wife Frieda Peters, of the home; three sons, Dennis Peters and wife Sarah, of Richmond, Kan., Earl Peters and wife Sally, of Marion, Kan., and Alvin Peters and wife Gayle, of Garnett, Kan.; four daughters, Linda Peters, of Saudi Arabia; Mary Peters, of Independence, and Diane Peters and Karen Peters, both of Cassville; one brother, James Peters, of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; three stepgranddaughters; five stepgrandsons; and three step- great-grandsons.
Funeral Mass were held on Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church at Richmond, Kan. burial followed at the Holy Angels Cemetery, Garnett, Kan.