Norman Charles Peters
Jul 13, 1925 – Jan 8, 2017
2017-01-09 Obituary Norman C Peters
Norman Charles Peters passed away on 8 January 2017, after suffering the debilitating effects of aging. He was preceded in death by his parents (Charlie & Nina Peters), two brothers (Elvin & Lee), and his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou. He is survived by his five children (Cappy, Norma, Gary, Tim & Bob), numerous grand-children, great-grand-children, and a great-great-grandson. He lived a full and rich life, and helped many others to live full and rich lives.
He left high school early to enlist in the US Navy, 1944-1946. He married the love of his life Mary Lou and they had 62 years of living life to the fullest. He worked for and retired from the Boeing Company after 35 years of dedicated service to that company. He was a lifetime member of several organizations (the Eagles, the Elks, the American Legion) and an honorary member of the Sons of Italy. He was a bowler for most of his adult life. He was well known, by family and friends, for his leather craft and wood-working skills, with a list of project accomplishments that will be hard to beat. He loved making things for his grandchildren. He continued to make things, even after his health declined and he easily tired.
He never complained about the pain he was enduring. He was a source of encouragement for those around him. He was an inspiration to those that loved and knew him. He never cheated anyone and his word was as good as gold. He cast a big, tall shadow and his shoes will be hard to fill. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on for a long-long time.
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