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Funeral today, Wednesday, for Aloys Peters, 84

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Aloys “Al” C. Peters of West Bend passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the age of 84 years. He was born November 22, 1931 on the Peters family farm in the town of Polk to the late Henry and Theresa (nee Melder) Peters.

He was drafted into the US Army in 1954 where he learned the carpentry trade. He served in Korea with the US Army Corp of Engineers from 1954-56.

On September 10, 1960 he married Edna Beisbier at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

Al farmed for three years before deciding to start up his own carpentry business. He and Edna settled in the town of Trenton in 1968 into a home he built. There they raised six children.

Al was a very hard worker but he always made time for his family. He enjoyed visiting with family, traveling, gardening and woodworking. He was a jack of all trades and always available to help family.

Al built many quality homes in the West Bend area before joining with Weske Builders as an expediter for the last 10 years of his career. He never really retired, but continued to help his son John in his construction business and was a member of the Property and Grounds committee at Holy Angels Catholic Church where he volunteered his carpentry expertise.

On October 24, 2015, Al had the privilege of participating with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Al is survived by his loving wife Edna of 55 years; their six children Susan (Donald Niemisto) Peters, Annette (Dean) Monahan, Karen (Kevin) Pufahl, Carl (Annie) Peters, Ellen (Scott) Vorderbruggen, John (Gina) Peters; 16 grandchildren: Jason Kohler, DJ Niemisto, Jesse, Ashley and Cassie (fiancé Zach) Monahan, Max and Sam Pufahl, Nicole, Rachel, Sarah and Alex Vorderbruggen, and Elise, Leah, Julia, Jack and Mason Peters; one great-grandchild Madison Wiklin; one brother: Francis (Rita) Peters, two sisters: Lillian Ritger and Henrietta (Joseph) Schnitzler; one sister-in-law Harriet Peters; two brothers-in-law John (Arlene) Beisbier and Oscar (Joanne) Beisbier; many nieces and nephews including his “Birthday Twin” George Wiedmeyer; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary, his parent-in-laws John and Cecilia Beisbier, 3 brothers Rev. Raymond Peters, Donald Peters and Edmond Peters, 3 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law, Dorothy (Norbert) Baumann, Marie (Edward) Wiedmeyer, Genevieve (Gregory) Wiedmeyer and Anthony Ritger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend with Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Cemetery with military honors. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at church from 3 until 4:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Holy Angels Catholic Church.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Mosley for his care of Al over the years. Also, a thank you to his neighbor Brian for graciously helping out.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. On-line guestbook and condolences available at

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