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Vernon Peters

July 6, 1924 — October 15, 2008

Vernon R. Peters, 84, Fargo , ND , formerly of Breckenridge , MN passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Innovis Health, Fargo , ND.  F uneral services will be on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Breckenridge , MN with Pastor Peter Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Vernon Richard Peters was born July 6, 1924 in Sherburn , MN , the son of Adolph and Stella (Brown) Peters. When he was four years old Vernon moved with his family to a farm at rural Wolverton , MN . He grew up on the farm and attended Mitchell Township School . He later attended school in Breckenridge , MN . Vernon served with the U. S. Marine Corp. in the Sea Going Marines during WWII from 1944 to 1945. Following his discharge he returned to farming near Wolverton.

On March 14, 1947, Vernon was united in marriage to Bette Matz at Christ Lutheran Church in Mitchell Township . They made their home in Breckenridge and Vernon worked for the Great Northern Railroad, later the Burlington Northern Railroad, and retired in 1985.

Vernon was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo , ND and a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge , MN . He was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW, Last Man’s Club and NARVE. Vernon enjoyed spending summers at the lake and fishing. His favorite pastime was collecting scale model cars. He especially enjoyed spending time with his railroad friends and his family.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Bette Peters, Fargo , ND; h is children, Shayla Hagen, Ashland , MT, Steven (Nan) Peters, Rochester , MN, Cindy Peters, West Fargo , ND; h is five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; h is sisters, Margaret Brown, Clear Lake , CA, Verlie (Donald) Buus, Hibbing , MN; h is step-brother, Norman (Mildred) Woods, Ostrander , MN; h is step-sister, Donna Ladwig, Vancouver , WA.

He was p receded in death by his parents, Adolph and Stella Peters; h is three brothers, Harold “Bud,” Gene and Glen Peters; h is sister, Hazel Hanson; h is step-brother, Stanley Woods.

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