John K. Peters, 84, Pleasant Hollow Dairy Farm owner, his family was his passion

By on January 31, 2018

John K. Peters, 84, of Manheim, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Willis and Alice Kready Peters. He was the loving husband of Orpha E. Geib Peters, and they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past October.

John owned and operated Pleasant Hollow Dairy Farm in Rapho Township. He graduated from the former Manheim High School and was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Manheim. John and his wife were supporters of the Heifer Project. His interests included woodworking, raising chickens and he enjoyed helping his son with Peters’ Barbecue, Manheim. His family was his passion.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons: Jay M., husband of Margie Boll Peters; Dennis L., husband of Nancy Delp Peters; and Dale L., husband of Joette Keller Peters, all of Manheim; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister: Ruth P., wife of J. Allen Zendt of Mifflintown; and a brother: Raymond K. husband of Beckie Summers Peters of Elizabethtown.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter; and five siblings: Luke Peters, Anna Peters, Paul Peters, Esther Miller, and Lois Peters.

Services were held Jan. 28 at East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in John’s memory to Commission to Every Nation, P.O. Box 291307, Kerrville, Texas 78029-1307 (Please mark contribution: In support of Valerie Peters Ntiganzwa). Valerie, John’s granddaughter, along with her family are serving in the mission field of Rwanda, Africa.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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