Michael Floyd Peters
March 25, 1941 – May 23, 2019
McCOOK, Neb. — Michael Floyd Peters of McCook passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 78 years old.
Mike was born on March 25, 1941, at Inglewood, Calif., to parents, Floyd and Elaine (Reynolds) Peters. The family moved to the family farm near McCook when Mike was young. He graduated from McCook High School in 1959 and continued his education at McCook Community College, then Kearney State College, majoring in Spanish education.
On Sept. 15, 1962, he married Patricia “Pat” Hays at St. Patrick Catholic Church in McCook. This union was blessed with six children. Mike was manager of McCook Farm Service and later worked for Frenchman Valley as an agronomist, dedicating 20 years until his retirement this past fall.
Mike was an avid Husker fan, holding season tickets for both football and volleyball. He enjoyed his time in his yard and garden, especially mowing. The family enjoyed summer vacations in Estes Park, Colo. He served on the KRD Board and was a 20-year member of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a weather reporter. Mike was known for his quick wit and sense of humor, telling a good story, and being patient. He loved to listen to music and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Floyd and Elaine Peters and his wife, Pat Peters, on June 7, 2013.
Survivors include his three daughters, Jodi (Chad) Baker of Lincoln, Lori (Jim) Ruggles of McCook and Lisa (Josh) Beideck of McCook; three sons, Brian (Ginger) Peters of Albia, Iowa, Darren Peters of North Platte, and Kevin (Shannon) Peters of Jacksonville, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Dennis (Charlene) Peters of Williamsburg, Va.; sister, Susan Williamsen of Mesa, Ariz.; and special friend, Gladys Brockway and her son, Cory Brockway, of McCook; numerous family and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in his name.
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Visitation was Monday, May 27, 2019, at Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook, with family present. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.herrmannfh.com
Funeral services were today, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel with Jim Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests you wear Husker attire for the funeral service.
Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook entrusted with arrangements.