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Obit notice for Bill Peters

William "Bill" Bernard Peters

June 30, 1933 - September 24, 2016

William "Bill" Peters of Rush City passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Birchwood Care Center in Forest Lake at the age of 83.

Bill was born June 30, 1933, in Peoria, Illinois to Bernard and Myrtle (Heinritz) Peters. In 1938 Bill’s family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating from Minneapolis West HS in 1951. In high school Bill lettered in baseball and hockey and continued on to the University of Minnesota for one year, followed by four years in the US Navy where he served in the Korean Conflict on the USS Boyd.

In 1957 he enrolled in Dunwoody Technical School, majoring in air conditioning and refrigeration which led to employment as department head at Khartoum Technical School in Sudan, Africa for what was supposed to be a 2 year stay. Due to the Arab/Israeli 6 day War, Bill and his family had to leave after only 8 months.

After returning to the US, he accepted an engineering position for the Minnesota North Stars at the Met Sports Center. Bill left the North Stars in 1976 to take a position with American Fruit & Produce in Eagan MN as the head of plant maintenance. In addition to his day job during the mid-70’s Bill launched R & R Specialties and became the upper Midwest distributor for the Zamboni Company.. Along with this line he sold Custom Pro Travel trunks to sports teams, installed heating and AC units in residential properties as well as partnering on ice rink refrigeration systems and dasher boards for ice rinks.. Bill continued to add product lines to his business such as Jet Ice ice paints until he sold the business in 1996.

Bill was very active in coaching Park board, Legion, VFW baseball as well as hockey. 

Bill also received a degree from the Metropolitan Community College in the early 80’s.

On April 16, 1988, Bill and Millie were married.. They lived in Robbinsdale until 1996 when they moved to Rush Lake.

Bill was active in the community and in the Rush City Lions, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and Helen Keller Sight Award. In 2012, Bill and Millie were honored by be selected as the Rush City Chamber of Commerce “Community Service Award” recipients. Bill made two Mission trips to Mexico and was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He lived a good life and lived it to its fullest. Thanks to all the people who had part in it.

Bill is survived by his wife Millie, children: Natalie (Charles) Stenger of Mendota Heights, Douglas (Vangie) Peters of Whittier, California, Randy (Lorri) Nick of Eagan, Michelle (Mitch) Dietrich of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation and reviewal will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday 9-29-16 at the Olson Funeral Chapel of Rush City as well as one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Reverend Laurie O'Shea will officiate funeral services for Bill at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush City.

Funeral arrangements for Bill of East Rush Lake are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel. www.funeralandcremationservice.com

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to fundraiser for the purchase of Hand Bells for First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Travis Roy Foundation or donor’s choice.

 

SERVICES

Visitation

Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Olson Funeral Chapel
115 West 4th St.
Rush City, Minnesota 55069

Visitation

Friday, September 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1000 South Jay Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069

Funeral Service

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:00 AM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1000 South Jay Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069

 

Jon Balvance

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Alan K Payne Grant Application

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All applicants must be employed by a MIAMA member facility in order to be considered for a grant.

 

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Rinkfinder.com TV Commercials

MIAMA ran these 2 spots on Fox Sports North about 5-7 years ago for
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Ice arena flooded, roads washed out in Waseca, Minn.

Here is a story on one of our member rinks in Waseca, MN from Wednesday nights heavy rain.

 

http://www.fox9.com/weather/207072569-story

 

 

 

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