PETERS, WILFRED LEO, JR., age 78, of Lodi, CA, formerly of Mt. Pleasant passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Lodi Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services for Wilfred will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Pego officiating. A Luncheon will follow in the Tribal Gym. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel on Monday, January 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral chapel the day of the service from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
Wilfred was born on August 23, 1936 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Wilfred Leo, Sr. and Julia Elizabeth (Otto) Peters. Wilfred was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. He graduated from Beal City High School in 1954. Following high school, Wilfred proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He married Donna Marie Goodwin on October 10, 1958. Wilfred enjoyed traveling, going to casinos, and watching and playing sports, especially bowling. Wilfred was a member of the National Pro Bowling Association.
Wilfred is survived by his wife, Donna of Lodi, CA; children, Dawn (Shannon) Hunt of Albuquerque, NM, Robin (Mike Dini) Peters of Las Vegas, NV, and Marcus Peters of Jackson, CA; 5 grandchildren, Michelle, Adam, Willem, Jeremy, and Raymond; 5 great-grandchildren, Haley, Kloey, Lily, Ronan, Raymond Jr., Raylynn, Adam Jr., Michelle, and Chase; brother, Julius (Helen) Peters of Mt. Pleasant and their children, Theres, Renee', Julie, and Lance; sisters, Patricia Peters of Mt. Pleasant and her children, Summer, Memi, Sean, and Waabi, Nicki Perez of Mt. Pleasant and her children, Dawn, David, Craig, and Mary Alice, Anne Peters of Mt. Pleasant and her children, Camille, Maynard Jr., Travis, Jessica, Courtney, Denise, Andre, and Jared Peters; and cousins, Lavern Pelcher, Duane Pelcher, Sue Bettistea, Cindy Quigno, Linda Hunt, Louise Hunt, Pearl Irene Hunt, Carol Harris, Randy Holyday, Mary Ann Fender, and Geri Swanson; and many great-nieces and nephews.
Wilfred was preceded in death by his daughters, Daphne and Jamie; grand-daughter, Michelle; parents, Wilfred and Julie Peters; grandparents, Simon and Anna Peters; sister, Betty Otto; uncles, Richard and Frank Peters; and aunts, Nellie Jackson Peters, Mary Shawagan, and Alice Peters.