Fred Peters

Fred Peters
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F. Walter “Pete” Peters, 91, of Belleville, IL, born July 16, 1925, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Heritage Health Care in Springfield, IL.

Mr. Peters was the owner and operator of Peters Shoe Store and Repair in Belleville, before his retirement.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Peters was a 50-year life member of St. Clair Masonic Lodge #24 A.F. & A.M. and life member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies of Southern Illinois, the Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, and Freeburg Chapter #542 order of the Eastern Star.  He was also a member of the “Jesters” and Ainad Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Peters was a former member of the Belleville Jaycees, the Belleville Rotary Club, the Belleville Toastmasters, and the Belleville High Twelve Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arline, nee Buechler, Peters; second wife, Phyllis, nee Smith, Peters; and a third wife, Delores S., nee Siebenberger, Peters; a daughter, Lorenda L. Peters; his parents, Fred W. and Emma, nee Eckkoff, Peters; a brother, Warren Peters; a sister, Wilma Svien; and a companion of 15 years, Betty Staub.

Surviving are his two sons, Fred W. (Susan) Peters of Shalimar, FL,
and Bradley Peters of Russelville, AK;
two daughters, Sandra (Stuart) McMillian of Rochester, IL,
and Janet L. White of Tampa, FL;
five grandchildren, Jonathan Peters, Kristine Arlington,
J. Michael McMillian, Nathan Weik,
and Sarah Schlotterbach;
two great-grandchildren, Spencer Peters,
and Koen McMillian; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or to the Hoyelton Children’s Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A Masonic Ritual will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Hugh Fitz officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Fred Peters

So sorry for your loss. Pete, Betty and Pearl would go out for lunch every Sunday afternoon. They are together once again.

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I have the greatest memories of Uncle Pete! The best one being when I found out as an adult his name wasn’t Pete! He always had a smile on his face & would brighten your day. I have many found memories from my childhood of him. Ranging from Fried Chicken dinners on Sundays at various VFW halls, to his shoe repair shop, he’s participation in the Shriner’s Parade, and the annual soap on a rope exchange with my cousin at Christmas time. And last but not least, he was always good to my grandma pearl. Rest in Peace Uncle Pete, you will be greatly missed. Please say hi to the old gang from me.

Cassie Harrison, Vernon Hills , IL, 60061

Sorry to hear about Pete. He was a great guy. He had a great sense of humor. I’ll remembered the Pete and Betty stories at the Jug Sunday mornings and hear about their latest cruise and where they are to eat Sunday for dinner and get Pearl.

Chris Fuehner, Belleville , Il, 62223


1 Comment on Fred Peters

Glenn Walker said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2017 at 2:46 AM

One of my memories of Walt is him joining in to be the drum major with the Ainad Drum and bugle Corps as we marched pass his shoe shop on West main during the shriners parade.

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