March 23, 1931 – May 14, 2013
Alfred Peter, age 82, of Dedham, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
Mass of the Christian burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dedham with Fr. Andrew Hoffman as celebrant assisted by Deacon Louis Meiners. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:30 P.M. on Friday where there will be a Rosary at 4:00 P.M. and a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 P.M. by St. Joseph’s Parish. Lector for the Mass will be Catherine Wernimont. Mass servers will be Kalee and Kara Peter. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday where visitation will resume until the time of service. Music for the Mass will be by the St. Joseph’s Choir. Casket bearers will be Mike Peter, John Peter, Russ Riesenberg, Tom Riesenberg, Ron Riesenberg, and Steven Irlmeier. Honorary casket bearers will be members of the Dedham American Legion. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery near Dedham with military honors by the Dedham American Legion. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to St. Joseph’s Church in Dedham or New Hope Village and may be left at the funeral home or the church.
Born on March 23, 1931 on his family’s farm south east of Dedham, he was the son of Frank and Anna (Gruber) Peter. He attended Dedham parochial school and enlisted in the United States Army at age 18 and served from 1952 – 1954. Following his military service he returned to Coon Rapids and worked for Malcom – Thompson Farm Implement as a mechanic. He was married to LaVonne Fick on October 21, 1961 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dedham. After their marriage the couple lived in Coon Rapids for six years until moving to Dedham when he owned and operated a corn shelling business for many years. Alfred and LaVonne built a new home in Dedham and it was completed in 1976. He was a member of the Dedham Fire Department, the Dedham City Council, the Dedham American Legion, and he and LaVonne were active with Carroll County Conservation. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Dedham.
Alfred is survived by a brother Robert Peter and his wife Jane of Dedham; four sisters: Betty Riesenberg of Carroll, Theresa Riesenberg and her husband LaVerne of Halbur, Frances Wieland and her husband Kenneth “Shorty” of Templeton, and Carol Irlmeier and her husband Vernon of Glidden; two sisters-in-law: LuEtta Wiederin and her husband Don of Scranton and Sharon Scharfenkamp and her husband Paul of Ames; a brother-in-law LeRoy Fick and his wife Gloria of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; his good friend Mike Garrett of Exira; an aunt Lorraine Gruber of Mayfield, Wisconsin, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, his wife LaVonne in 2011, and two children in infancy: Becky Jo and Mark Allen, and four sisters: Marie Danner, Rose Maile, Dorothy Ziegmann, and Lucille Ziegmann.Information provided by: Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
705 N. Carroll St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401