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John Peters

June 17, 1947 — June 2, 2022

John Peters, age 74, of Merrill, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, June 2 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born June 17, 1947, to the late Arthur and Ruth (Streich) Peters.

John loved his family, especially his kids and grandkids.  His hobbies included hunting, watching wildlife, woodworking, and being outdoors.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren.

John is a 1965 graduate of Merrill High School.  He had a strong work ethic and believed in the importance of doing things correctly.  He was a member of Heat & Frost Insulators Local 127 for 35 years, and took a lot of pride in his work.

John is survived by his children, Jesse (Meghan) Peters of Sun Prairie and Leah (Terry)

Zastrow of Merrill, grandchildren Taylor & Ben Zastrow of Merrill and Elena & Olivia Peters of Sun Prairie, step-grandchildren Sara (Chris) Doerr and Garrett (Makayla) Hameau of Merrill, sister Mary (Ray) Trapp-Hardy, and brothers Jim & David Peters.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick Peters, sister Kathy Renn, and brother-in-law Paul Renn.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 10, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Waid Funeral Home in Merrill, WI.

John’s family would like to thank Compassus Hospice for their care and support the past six months.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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Friday, June 10, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Waid Funeral and Cremation Service

301 Eagle Dr, Merrill, WI 54452

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