WHITEWATER — Doris Mae Peters, 94, of Whitewater, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Fairhaven Senior Living in Whitewater.

Doris was born on Dec. 3, 1923, in the Town of Cold Spring, to Charles and Meta (Else) Shuman.

She graduated from Whitewater College High School in 1941. Doris moved to Washington, D.C. to support the war effort, and it was there that she met her future husband, Stephen Peters. They were married on May 16, 1943.

Doris and Stephen had six children who were born in six different states due to Stephen’s service in the Navy.

Doris was civic minded and volunteered at the voting polls.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater.

Doris enjoyed her flowers, bird watching and playing cards.

She is survived by her children, Stephen (Dianne) Peters of Janesville, James (Marianne) Peters of Whitewater, Richard Peters of Fort Atkinson, Patricia Peters of Waukesha and Charles Peters of Whitewater; daughter-in-law, Cecilia Peters of Albany, Ore.; brothers, Neil Shuman of Escondido, Calif., Robert Shuman of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and David (Lorraine) Shuman of Richmond, Mich.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stephen; son, Louis Peters; sister, Louise Shaw; and brother, Charles Shuman.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater.

Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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