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Frederick K. Peters


May 13, 1938 – December 31, 2017Peters


Frederick Karl Peters, age 79 of Monroe, passed away suddenly, Sunday, December 31,2017.


Family and friends may visit from 2 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 4 at Rupp Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 5 at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Ross Ulrich and Rev. Daniel Slaughter of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. An Intermenrt will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle


Frederick was one of four children born from the union of Rudolph and Minna (Waterstrandt) Peters. He was a part of the graduating class of 1956 from Monroe High School. Frederick served his country honorably in both the United States Army and the National Guard. He was called to duty during the Berlin Crisis. On September 23, 1961, he married Ruth Ann Diroff at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monroe. For 40 years, Frederick made his living as a Chemist for the Dundee Cement Company, retiring in 2000.


Frederick was a quiet and reserved man, was quick witted and loved to tell jokes. He cherished spending time with his grandchildren. Frederick also enjoyed going up north, construction work, sailing and flying. He was a member of the Monroe Camera Club, Monroe Trail Breakers and a life long member of Zion Lutheran Church.


Frederick is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ruth Ann; two sons, Kristian (Patricia) Peters of Monroe and Kristoffer Kiel Peters of Monroe; four brother-in-laws: Ted Warner, Stan (Ellen) Diroff, David (Renee) Diroff and and Michael (Susan) Diroff; seven grandchildren: Brian (Suzanne), Bethany, Jordan (Bailey), Graham, Zachary, Rilie and Erik; one great-grandson, Kurt Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Frederick was preceded on death by his parents, three sisters: Marie (Gerald) Yoas, Marian Peters and Carol Warner.


Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church.


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11 Responses to Frederick Karl Peters

  • Elizabeth Tadsen says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Tim and Lizz Tadsen

  • Elizabeth Tadsen says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • David Gill says:

    I would like to extend my condolences to family and friends. Having worked 18 years with Fred, he was known as a very outstanding coworker. But most of all, a very fine gentleman and friend. He will be truly missed.

  • Nick and Judy Sauro says:

    We are really going to miss our good friend, Fred. We met 51+ years ago and became instant friends. We have kept up our long distance friendship and have so many wonderful memories. When we visited Monroe, Fred and Ruth Ann would clear their calendar and make time to have us up. We enjoyed being together. We liked so many of the same things, . particularly our love of nature. We loved Lake Erie and Sterling State Park as well as The Great Smokey Mts. Our kids grew up together and loved the snow mobiles. Fred was a very smart man and we learned a lot from him. He loved his family and his dogs, especially Bowser. He was very soft spoken and had a hearty laugh. He and Nick loved talking. We regret circumstances will not allow us to come to his funeral.
    Ruth Ann and family, know we love all of you and will keep you in our prayers. Rest in peace, Fred, until we
    see you again.

  • Sharon Liedel says:

    Dear Ruthann, Kris and Kiel,

    We are saddened to read of Fred’s passing. He was always so enjoyable to visit with. We have you in our prayers at this difficult time.

    Gil and Sharon

  • Mary (Sweet) Rossi says:

    So very sorry to learn about Fred. You & your family are in our prayers. Fred was in the class of 1956 with
    Vince & was well thought of.

    Mary & Vince

  • Marie says:

    My heart goes out with deepest sympathy to the family of Frederick. God knows your deep heartache and the many tears you shed and he wants to sustain you. In the Bible at 2 Corinthians 4:7 it says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal,” to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. We can recover because of our hope. When Jesus was on earth he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus, the Bible says, “Jesus cried,” (John 11:35). Afterwards, he resurrected Lazarus. Everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back with them. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.” Jesus was referring to the resurrection. This is our amazing hope that anchors us. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness so we can go from one day to the next. It helps us recover and have the power to go on. Not only does God provide the Bible promises to comfort, he will also comfort you by moving people who care about you to give you help and words of encouragement that you need to hear. When he brings the reality of his promised resurrection, all your tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy.

  • Rich & Helen Heusman says:

    Dear Ruth Ann, and families. Helen and I will keep you and your families in our prayers. What comfort we have in knowing that Fred is with our risen Savior in Heaven. Helen and I cannot be present as we are currently in Ocean Springs, MS visiting family. May God’s richest blessings be with you and your families as you find peace and comfort. All our Love and Deepest Sympathy,
    Rich & Helen Heusman

  • Judy Sauro says:

    We were heartbroken to learn Fred had passed away. Such a kind and generous man. We met Ruth Ann and Fred over 51+ years ago. We became instant friends and shared so many interests. We moved to Georgia 39 years ago but kept our friendship alive. Fred was such an interesting fellow. Very smart, and he taught us many things. He loved to talk and listened to what you had to say. . I think he was a Southern Gentleman at heart as he loved the Smokey Mts. and Savannah. He also introduced us to Sturbridge, Mass. and Williamsburg, Va. Our families took many mini trips involving nature. He loved Lake Erie and Sterling State Park. When we went to Monroe, Fred and Ruth Ann always made time to see us. We still write, phone and communicate. We are so sad circumstances did not allow us to come to his funeral. I wish I could give Ruth Ann a big hug and some comfort. Fred was a hard worker and loved his family. A good husband, father and Grandpa. He loved his dogs, too, especially Bowser. He has earned his rest and we will miss him. Our love and prayers to Ruth Ann and family.

  • Stephen Sauro says:

    Sorry to hear that Uncle Fred has passed, I will always remember the great times our families had together. He was a great man with a big heart. He will be missed.

  • Karen Blohm-DeLucia says:

    Ruth Ann , Chris, and Kyle,
    So sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations when we would run into each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with your during this time. No words can express what you are going thru right now. There will be a void that will never be filled but with time the memories you share as a family will help ease some of the pain.

    All our thoughts and prayers,
    Lester Blohm & Karen Blohm-DeLucia

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