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Harold Peters

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Harold N. Peters, age 91 of New Hampton passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at ManorCare Health Systems in Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton with Keith Janssen, Travis Fox, Codey Fox, Michael Kulish III, Corey Campbell, Harlan Peters and Rodney Janssen serving as casket bearers. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Fae Stine Post #38 and the United States Navy Honor Detail. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 AM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton. Online condolences for Harold's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Harold Nicholas Peters was born on June 5, 1925 to Henry and Cora (Frankhauser-Deal) Peters in Chickasaw County, Iowa. He attended rural schools and St. Joseph Grade School. At the age of 16, Harold enlisted in the United States Navy after being granted permission by his parents. Harold served 24 months aboard the air craft carriers, USS Enterprise and USS Windham Bay as Seaman first Class. He was honorably discharged in June of 1946. It would be 55 years later when he received his military honors from his service during World War. On December 27, 1950, Harold was united in marriage to Norma Jean Hovey at St. Joseph's Church rectory. The couple made their home in New Hampton where they raised their four children, Gloria, Cathy, Harlan and Daniel. Harold worked for Oliver White in Charles City, Highway Surfaces for 30 years and the City of New Hampton for 10 years when he retired in 1989. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling for over 50 years, having received the Bowling Hall of Fame Trophy and playing cards. He especially enjoyed time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2014, Harold was able to go on the Veteran's Honor Flight to Washington DC. Harold is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma Peters of New Hampton; his children, Gloria Fox, Cathy (Rod) Janssen both of Dumont, Iowa and Harlan (Wendy) Peters of New Hampton; grandchildren, Travis (Kandy) Fox, Nicole Whitney, Keith Janssen, Teresa (Corey) Campbell, Trisha Fox and Mandie Nelson and 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Daniel, one grandson, Michael; two granddaughters, Tina and Michelle; and two brothers, Donald and Virgil.

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  1. I am sorry to learn of Harolds passing. Having worked with him for three years at Smith Construction Co was quite an experience and a lot of fun. I have appreciated his stopping by regularly over the years to visit about this that and everything else. Our sympathy is with the Peters family. John Cheryl Rigler

  2. My sympathies to you Norma and your family. Ill always remember my Fareway days when Harold would come into the store and give me a hard time. Sure liked to tease! He was quite a joker. Always made me laugh. Youre in my thoughts.

  3. HAROLD “RAZOR” PETERS SO LONG BUDDY I STILL REMEMBER OUR BOWLING TRIP TO LAS VEGAS AND WHEN WE VISITED THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT YOU WENT OVER THE FENCE AND SAT DOWN ON WHERE THE FOUR STATES CAME TOGETHER JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DARED YOU THAT YOU COULDNT DO IT. SAY HI TO SKEETER, ADOLPH, LLOYD, ALAN AND LEE FOR ME THEY WILL BE WELCOMING YOU WITH OPEN ARMS YOUR BOWLING FRIEND JOHN J. WACHA, III

  4. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652) Sorry for your loss.

  5. Norma and family, Our prayers and sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May Harold rest in peace.

  6. Norma and family, So sorry for your loss. I was just telling someone the other day how Harold came to our Red Hats Christmas party and Norma was so worried he would not have fun but he was the ball of the party at our silly supper. Will always remember that night and was a great guy he was. Howard always enjoyed visiting and laughing with Razor Blades as he called him.

  7. Norma and Family, so very sorry to hear of your loss of Harold. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. May your wonderful memories warm your hearts!!

  8. Norma and family, sorry to hear of the passing of Harold. You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  9. My deepest sympathy Norma to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  10. Norma, Gloria, Kathy and Harlan..you have our deepest sympathy in your loss..we will surely miss our good neighbor..weve been neighbors a long, long time and even though I havent seen him much recently, it still makes me smile to remember some of our visits throughout the years.loved his smile and his chuckle! Enjoy your memories..

  11. My sincere sympathy to Norma and the family. May he rest in peace. God bless all of you. Mary Wegner


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