Wayne Peters

Mesa, Ariz.

Wayne August “Punch” Peters, 84, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Woonsocket, died Thursday, May 5, 2016.
A memorial service will be held in Woonsocket on Saturday, July 2. Additional details will be published at a later date.
Wayne was born Sept. 6, 1931, to August and Alma (Spies) Peters. He grew up on the family farm near Lane and attended Vermillion College in 1949. He joined the Navy in 1950. When his father died in 1951, he was discharged to help his mother farm.
On Sept. 20, 1957, he married Marilynn Gutzmer. He worked on the Chicago Northwestern railroad in Huron and also pitched for Woonsocket and several other local baseball teams. Wayne moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1968, where he attended Arizona State University.
He is survived by his wife, Marilynn; son, Anthony (Diana); daughters, Kelly (Mike) Langley of Mesa, Ariz., and Gail (Cindy) Peters of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Arlene Acker of Tea, and Betty Authier of California; three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by an infant son; two sisters; and three brothers-in-law.

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