HAROLD C. “PETE” PETERS, 87, of New Haven, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Genesis Health care, New Haven. Born in rural Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late William and Mary Peters. He was a lifetime member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a lifetime member of New Haven Conservation Club. He worked for Bremer’s Home & Garden, New Haven for many years, and retired in 1988 from Guardian Photo. He was known for his bountiful garden, carpentry skills, and loved to square dance and fish. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Estella; daughters, Bev (Ric) Collier of Nashville, Tenn., Karen (Larry) Schamerloh of St. Louis, Mo. and Diann (Jim) Cawvey of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, David Schamerloh and Sydney Cawvey. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Walter, William, Robert, Homer, and Melvin; and sisters, Clara Peters, Irma Heidenreich, Velma Busse, Luella Busse, Florence Rekeweg, and Marie Schwehn. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Scott Zeckzer officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials to Emanuel Lutheran Church. For online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 12/26/13 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: Obits