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Debra Peters

Debra K. Peters, age 57, of Willmar died Wednesday afternoon, April 12, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday in Montevideo. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Willmar Cancer Center. www.petersonbrothers.com

On the 19th of February, 1960 the Lord blessed Lawrence & Dianne (Anderson) Hill with baby daughter Debra Kim in Springfield, MN. Debra was confirmed, in May of 1974, in the Christian faith at Faith Lutheran Church (CLC) in Sanborn MN. Debra started school in Seattle, WA. In 1969, she and her siblings moved back to Sanborn with their mother. In October of 1974, Deb was blessed with son Christopher. Deb graduated from Sanborn High School in 1978. She then worked at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. In 1981, the family moved to Montevideo, where Deb worked at Luther Haven Nursing Home for a number of years. On December 26, 1987, Debra married Joseph Peters at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montevideo. They lived in Boyd, Holloway and Clinton in the following years. Deb was the first female city clerk in Clinton during their time there. She and Joe also had a mail route from Clinton (4:00 p.m.) to Willmar (7:00 p.m.) then on to Mankato and back to Willmar (about 2:00 a.m.) and finally back to Clinton (by 7:00 a.m.). Deb drove this route herself for 3 years. When Deb and Joe divorced, she moved to Willmar where her most satisfying career move was at Plumbing and Heating of Willmar.

She is survived by her son, Christopher (wife Kate); grandsons, Preston and Beckham; her mother, Dianne Anderson Hill; siblings, Danna, Lisa, Brent and Michael Hill; step daughter-in-law, Angela; step granddaughters, Tiffany, and twins Keanna and Kalina. Survived also by Joe Peters with whom she remained friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Hill; maternal grandparents, Olaf and Mildred Anderson Wendt and step grandfather, Ernest Wendt.

The Lord blessed us with Debra. She blessed us over and over again with her smile and personality, and her tremendous love for us all. She enjoyed cooking for the family and loved loved loved playing Farkle. She was our "blonde" and the glue that held us together. With great sadness she will be missed by all.


APR 18. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


APR 19. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

St. Paul Lutheran Church

321 North 5th Street

Montevideo, MN, US, 56265



APR 19. 02:00 PM

St. Paul Lutheran Church

321 North 5th Street

Montevideo, MN, US, 56265


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My heart goes out to each of you. Deb was such a special person to me. I am so thankful to have had her friendship and our years together as co-workers. No one can take away the memories. You can be very proud of her. She was easy to love. Cheri

Cheri Wright - April 13, 2017 at 04:13 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Cheri Wright lit a candle in memory of Debra K. Peters

Cheri Wright - April 13, 2017 at 04:23 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My bestest friend and next door neighbor! Will be missed greatly!

Sue Honzay - April 13, 2017 at 06:29 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Always Positive, Always Positive! She will be missed!!

Ken Quist - April 14, 2017 at 01:36 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

When I Am GoneWhen I am gone release meLet me go, I have so many things to see and doYou mustn't tie yourself to me with tearsBe happy that we had so many beautiful yearsI gave to you my loveYou can only guess how much you gave me in happinessI thank you for the love you each have shownBut now it's time I travel aloneSo grieve awhile for me, if grieve you mustThen let your grief be comforted by my trustIt's only for awhile that we must partSo bless the memories within your heartI won't be far away, for life goes onSo if you need me, call and I will comeThough you can't see or touch me, I'll be nearAnd if you listen within your heart you'll hearAll my love around you soft and clearAnd then when you must come this way aloneI'll greet you with a smile and say"Welcome Home."- Author UnknownHope this provides as much comfort to you as it did to me when families members have passed away.Kelly Berg

Kelly Berg - April 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

A beautiful spirit and such a loving person. I am so happy and blessed to have been able to work with Deb.

Valerie Cook - April 20, 2017 at 09:23 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Valerie Cook lit a candle in memory of Debra K. Peters

Valerie Cook - April 20, 2017 at 09:22 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM