Ruth M. Peters, age 98 of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was born September 7, 1919 in Shawano County to the late Harry and Grace (Yocum) Shepard.
Ruth was united in marriage to Calvin “Sam” Peters on February 8, 1944. They enjoyed 37 years as man and wife, until her husband passed away December 2, 1981. Ruth and Calvin moved to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1955, where the family was engaged in the orchard business for nearly 25 years. In 1979 Ruth and her husband returned to Shawano, where they lived on the Stockbridge Munsee Mohican Indian Reservation. Ruth was very involved in the community, working as a teacher’s assistant with the Headstart program. She was also the activities director at Stockbridge Munsee Mohican Elderly Center.
Ruth was very active in the Stockbridge Bible Church. She served her Lord as Bible study teacher and was pianist from its beginning as a Charter Member. She enjoyed serving the Lord at this church for many years, along with her brother, Pastor Gordon D. Shepard. Ruth was an extremely loving person. She was kind and generous, caring for all persons, and taking them in when they needed a place to stay. She was a woman of great hospitality, and a prayer warrior who prayed unceasingly for many human beings. She loved her family, but she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ above all! Ruth is now living in Heaven, safe in the arms of Jesus for all eternity. Amen.
Survivors include her children, Calvin David (Darlene) Peters of Sturgeon Bay, Wayne Peters of Gresham, Alan (Barb) Peters of Manitowoc, Ellen Peters (Willie) Moore of Gresham, and Marianne Peters Higgins of Gresham; fifteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Ira (Mary) Shepard. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Calvin ”Sam” Peters; her son, Daniel H. Peters; her brother, Gordon Shepard; and her sister, Phyllis.
A Memorial Service for Ruth will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church-Morgan Siding. Pastor Micah Shin will officiate. Visitation will take place at the church from 12:00 PM until the time of service.