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Kathryn Jean Peters

March 29, 1939 May 19, 2020
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Obituary for Kathryn Jean Peters

It is with heavy hearts we share that Kathryn Jean Peters, beloved wife and mother, has left us and joins her family in heaven. She passed in the evening of May 19, 2020 in the company of her closest loved ones. At this time, no services are planned due to the limited ability to gather people together. A memorial service will be held at a later date when people can come together more easily.

Kathryn Jean Peters was born in 1939 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, daughter of Albert and Kathryn Weckerly. She grew up with her sister Susanna in White Oak, PA, southeast of Pittsburgh. Jean loved going out with her friends, spending time at Camp Christian, and participating in church activities at the Bryan Mawr Church of Christ. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and graduated with a degree in nursing.

In 1961, she moved to Michigan with her husband (Robert Brown) and raised four children. She started her nursing career at a hospital in Detroit, and then took a break to stay home with her children for 15 years. The family loved to go on road trips back to Pennsylvania to visit their extensive families, and on camping trips from upper Michigan down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Later, Jean returned to her career with the Visiting Nurses Association serving in and around Detroit, a job which she loved and found fulfilling, helping patients in their homes. For a period of time, she combined her devotion of care and love of skiing by joining the ski patrol at Alpine Valley in White Lake.

Jean was an active and enthusiastic member of Sylvan Lake Lutheran Church for over 45 years participating in choir, Sunday school, vacation bible school and more.

In 1985 she was married to Gary Peters. Around this time, she started working at Huron Valley Hospital. For 35 years, Jean and Gary lived in Highland Township. Together they enjoyed the company of friends and family, had adventurous trips to places such as Mexico and China, and lovingly cared for each other. Jean also took some international trips to watch her daughter, Lisa, play hockey. Jean and her mother, Kathryn, traveled to Finland, and then she took a solo trip to Japan to watch the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano! She joined up with a parents group and had a wonderful time.

Jean was a warm and caring person, always kind and thoughtful to those around her. While she liked to stay busy, she truly loved spending time with her family. She had a bright and adventurous spirit that drew people in. She is greatly missed, but we are happy she has now joined her beloved parents and sister in heaven.

Jean is survived by her husband Gary, daughter Carlenne (Eric) Jarvis, daughter Lisa (Peggy Gustafson) Brown-Miller, son Darren (Annette) Brown, and daughter Katie Brown; her 8 grandchildren Courtney, Rebecca, Alex, Kiera, Morgan, Sonja, Alyssa & Emma; stepdaughters Lisa Litzau (son Damian) and Marcie Hradil (sons Joseph & Ethan).

We love her dearly.

Please check back for updated information about plans for a memorial service.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/ [110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017, tel: (800) 259-4636]

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