Ronald “Ronnie” Joseph Peters, age 71, of Linn, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 27, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at SSM St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City.
He was born on September 23, 1950, in Jefferson City; a son of Patrick “Pat” and Reath (Smith) Peters.
He was united in marriage to Betty Ann Brandt on November 29, 1969, who survives at their home.
Ronnie was a 1969 graduate of Fatima High School.
He was employed with Modine Manufacturing from 1980 to 2015, when he retired to farm.
Ronnie enjoyed deer hunting, farming and took pride in his meticulous lawn. His infectious laugh and exceptional sense of humor were one of kind and left a lasting impact on everyone who knew him. He will forever be remembered for his ability to tell the funniest jokes and carry out the most believable practical jokes. He experienced alot of joy driving around in his Ford Rangers.
He cherished every moment spent with family and friends. Ronnie treasured time with his wife, five kids, 12 grandchildren and siblings. He was a loyal, hardworking man who was a friend to all.
Ronnie is survived by his wife: Betty Peters of Linn; children: Laura Kliethermes of Jefferson City, Rhonda Thompson of Colorado Springs, CO, Christy (Troy) Schaefer of St. Louis, Jeff (Renee) Peters of Linn and Tiffany (Brian) Hunter, Redford, MO; sister: Mary Hoelscher; brothers: Bill Peters and Joe Peters.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Pat and Reath Peters; sister: Margaret “Margie” Gabelsberger; brother: Jack Peters and JD Peters.
Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a memorial mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Colin Franklin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be made to the Super Sam Foundation for cancer research.