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Betty Jane Peters, 91

Betty Jane Peters, 91, De Pere, Wis., passed away peacefully early Monday morning Aug. 16, 2021. She was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Painesville, Ohio, to the late Reynard and Sannie (Stenroos) Lanum.

Betty graduated from Libertyville High School in Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University. On Sept. 1, 1950, she married John R. Peters in Libertyville.

Betty was employed for many years by the city of Woodstock in the finance department. at City Hall. She was previously a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock, St. Luke’s Lutheran, Wisconsin Rapids, and currently St. John’s Lutheran, De Pere. Betty enjoyed handcraft work of all kinds, including knitting and crocheting. She was active in the quilting club at St. John’s Church, De Pere.

Betty enjoyed reading and gardening and, of course, loved to play cribbage and Scrabble, which she often won. Betty has been a delight and an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of knowing her. 

She leaves behind her beloved children, Sally Lou Hansen (companion Paul Johnson), Ann Louise (David) Keith, and John Robert (Liz) Peters, as well as her seven cherished grandchildren and two siblings, Doris Nehmer and Nancy (Bill) Yopp, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Robert Peters; a brother, Robert Lanum; a sister, Lois Sator; and granddaughter, Siri Hansen.

Family and friends may visit after 9 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 24, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1700 Lost Dauphin Road, De Pere, until time of service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Cindy Warmbier-Meyer officiating. Burial will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. at Spring Branch Cemetery, town of Rome, Wis.

Please go to to send online condolences to the family. To view the live stream of the service on Tuesday, please go to

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to De Pere, Wis., Christian Outreach in her name. In addition, the family would like to thank the greater Green Bay medical community health care system for providing compassionate senior care support for our mother during her end of life.

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