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Dale Henry Peters
Dale Henry Peters
Dale Henry Peters, 76, of Maquoketa, formerly of Grand Mound, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home.

The family greeted relatives and friends at the DeWitt United Methodist Church Thursday, Jan. 3.

A Service of Christian Burial was held Friday, Jan. 4, at the church. The Rev. Chuck Kelsey officiated.

Military rites and burial were in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alfred Casad, Tom Casad, Donnie Haack, Rick Ryan, Russell Rock, Doug Toenjes, Ray Flammang and Alan Stampe.

Dale was born Sept. 16, 1936, in Clinton to Lester George Fredrick and Mildred Fern Bird Peters. He was a graduate of Welton High School.

Sept. 13, 1959, Dale was united in mar-riage to Judith Joy Petersen in the Low Moor United Methodist Church.

Dale served in the Army in Stuttgart, Germany, for several years, where his old-est daughter was born.

Dale farmed for many years in rural Grand Mound, and was self-employed as a mechanic. He also had been employed by Eller Construction, Eldridge, and Liqui Grow in DeWitt.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of DeWitt and a former member of the school board for Central Community Schools.

Dale raced stock cars in Maquoketa and Tipton for 14 years and was known as the "flying farmer." He was an avid collector and restorer of antique tractors. Dale and Judy also enjoyed riding in tractorcades and traveling to many foreign countries together.

Surviving is the love of his life, Judy, his wife of 53 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Randy Franzen of Maquo-keta and Jayne and John Watters of Andrew; grandchildren, Jarett (fiancee, Riley Diercks) Franzen, Nathan Watters and Kyle Watters; sisters and brothers-in-law, Millicent and Donald Hunsaker of Casstown, Ohio, Madelyn and Steven Olson of Marion, Nancy and Lonnie Blackwell of Cedar Rapids and Nadine and Dick Sojka of Solon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Dale in death were his parents.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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