Mary Peters

Mary Ann Peters, 76, of Lansing was welcomed into God’s heavenly home June 1, 2016 at her home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Mary was born January 2, 1940 to Robert and Della (McKee) Reed in Lansing. After graduating high school, she worked in Cedar Rapids at a radio station, then moved to La Crosse, WI and worked as a nanny.

In 1960, Mary became the wife of Robert Peters and fulfilled the role of mother and Marine Corps wife. During this time, she stayed busy with four children, Debi, Dale, Denise and Donna. Mary served 35-plus years as a Girl Scout leader and over 40 years as a religious education leader in New York, North Carolina and Iowa.

Mary’s caring nature was also evident in the Lansing community as she was highly active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, giving many hours of her time at the national, state, district and local levels. A large portion of her service focused on patriotic education for students of all ages. She will be sadly missed by many.

Mary is survived by her three daughters, Debi York of White Hall, AR, and Denise (Cullen) Becker and Donna (Ty) Thomas, both of Lansing; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Glen Reed, Kay (James) Christensen and Roger Reed. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Della Reed; her husband, Robert Peters; and her son, Dale Peters.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.

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