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Helen Katherine Peters, age 96 years, passed away peacefully Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. She was born on September 22, 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Kittel. On April 29, 1944 she was united in marriage to John Edward Peters and after 49 years together he preceded her in death on October 3, 1993. Helen was a hardworking and strong willed woman who raised seven children. She had a green thumb and enjoyed keeping her garden and flowers looking just right. Helen loved birds, spending time with her family and taking an occasional trip to the casino.

Surviving family include her children, Bonnie Wiggins, Kathy (Rodney) Nickerson, Dan (Teresa) Peters, Donald (Leisa) Peters, Duane Peters and Doug (Tammy) Peters; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Peters; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Kittel; her special companion, Ken Murringer and many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her son, Dale Peters; granddaughter, Autum Peters; son-in-law, Ricky Wiggins and her siblings, Eddie, Ernie, Johnny, Mae, Clara and Elsie.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to Keep Vassar Beautiful – Petunia Planting Fund.