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Tim Peters 01/07/2019

Tim L. Peters, age 62, of New Richmond passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul surrounded by his loved ones. He was born the son of John and Muriel (Hanson) Peters on August 8, 1956 at Holy Family Hospital in New Richmond. Tim grew up near Mary Park and graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1975. In high school, Tim ran track, and played basketball and football. During high school, he worked at the Gem Movie Theatre. He ran the films, sold the movie tickets and the popcorn. He also worked for New Richmond City Parks Department. He trimmed trees and mowed lawns. He helped to build the Nature Center Park located today near Cty A / Hwy 64. He worked at the outdoor pool and ran the warming house at the skating rink in the winter.

After high School, Tim worked as a tree trimmer for Haines Tree Service in Stillwater. He loved working outdoors, didn’t mind the cold. Once, Tim wore a stocking cap to work. His boss sent everyone home because it must be too cold to work, if Tim had to wear a hat!

While working as summer help at Andersen’s, he attended UW RF studying toward a major in Psychology. He was fortunate to take a Quarter Abroad Study of the Juvenile Delinquency Programs in other countries. He traveled to Greece, France, and Germany and even worked on the island of Crete spraying orange trees. He enjoyed a short stay in Amsterdam. In 1978, Tim began working full time in the factory at Andersen Windows. During this time, he met Mary Ann in White Bear Lake, MN. His focus then changed to a career at Andersen’s. After 28 years, he became a Parts Expeditor in Service Department for Andersen Windows. He was a proud and very dedicated employee for 38 years.
Tim and Mary Ann were married in Cambridge, MN in November of 1979. They moved to Williston, ND where he worked in the oil fields while on layoff from Andersen. They returned and moved to Star Prairie, WI in 1981. They made one more move to Oakridge Estates, New Richmond in 1989.
Tim was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and WI Badgers (basketball and football teams). He watched NR Tiger Football, Basketball, volleyball games and music and track events to watch his children and/or his nephews.

Tim was a current member of the Board of Trustees at the United Methodist Church in New Richmond. Tim enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends. He loved his river views found in his own backyard. He treasured his family, but his grandchildren were the light of his life. He will be remembered by many as a very kind and generous man.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Jabs); children, Nate (Kelli) Peters, Kimber (Tyler) Murphy, Brianna (John) Sutton; grandchildren, Ryan Peters, Zachary Peters, Benjamin Murphy, Quinn Murphy, Remy Sutton, Dean Sutton; siblings, Kathy (Carl) Plahuta, Lauri (Jerry) Cran; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins and friends.  Tim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Muriel and brother, Ralph Peters.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 am at New Richmond United Methodist Church (209 E 2 nd St.). Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services (728 S Knowles) in New Richmond and also on Saturday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services.

11 Comments

  • Denny and Edna Grotjahn Early Posted January 9, 2019 12:32 am

    We are so sad to hear this. We are friends of Tim, Mary Ann and his entire family whom we have adored since our son, Joe, and Nate were childhood friends. We will be there to give love and support. Prayers are being sent!

  • Pat Sarracco Posted January 9, 2019 1:18 am

    Rest in peace Tim .

  • Peter Hunter-Hanson Posted January 9, 2019 5:50 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of (my cousin) Tim’s passing. Our thoughts are with the entire family.

  • Marilyn Peplau Posted January 9, 2019 8:55 pm

    So sad to read of Tim’s death. He was a student of mine his senior year of high school. I remember him fondly as kind and a gentleman.

  • Lee Isaacson Posted January 10, 2019 1:57 am

    I am so sorry Mary Ann. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    I enjoyed the times I visited with Tim. He was fun to talk to and spend time with while you two were visiting with Ruth.
    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lee
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  • Roxanne Bueno Posted January 10, 2019 6:48 am

    MaryAnn sending my Heartfelt Prayers to you and your family.

  • Renee (Bentley) Peabody Posted January 10, 2019 2:25 pm

    Sending Prayers to you Mary Ann and the Peters family. I went to school with Tim and will always remember his as a kind and caring person. May your loving memories of Tim help you through this difficult time.

  • Joel Swanson & Family !!🙏❤ Posted January 11, 2019 2:24 am

    That is a Awesome Vidio ! You are amazing !! Our Hearts and Prayers are with you !! Love you & your Family Forever ! May Tim Rest in Piece A Strong Man who Loved his family ! Proud to have known him !!❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏❤

  • Garrett Reeverts Posted January 11, 2019 3:39 am

    I love you uncle Tim! I will forever cherish the times we’ve had at family events, and the always talking. You were a good pereon and you always would give the back of your shirt for anyone. I love you uncle, and you’ll forever be in my heart! Rest in Paradise buddy! Love you.

  • Bonnie & Rick Tentis Posted January 11, 2019 5:48 pm

    So sad to hear of Tim’s passing. Condolences to the entire family and especially Mary Ann for the loss of such a great person. Will always remember the special visit to your place in New Richmond by the river. The riverside dinner we shared followed by the hot tub and a few brews was a special time.

  • Mark Abramson Posted January 12, 2019 8:33 pm

    Rest In Peace Tim. You are a great guy.

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