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Darlene Gale Peters was born September 10, 1961 to Cornelius and Agatha Peters. She was the youngest of their five children. She was predeceased by her father Cornelius C. Peters and one sister-in-law Marge Peters. She passed away accidentally on March 15, 2016.
She is survived by her mother Agatha Peters, siblings Dave (Tena) Peters, Anne (Henry) Kornelsen, Cornie (Elsie) Peters and Trudie (Dennis) Neufeld and many nieces and nephews.
She grew up on a farm in the village of Rosenort (Rosetown) south of Plum Coulee. Her early years of school were spent in Kronstahl. She graduated from W.C. Miller in 1979. After graduation she went to work at Friesens in Altona. She worked there until health did not allow her to work out of the home anymore.
She was baptized upon the confession of her faith on June 7, 1981 at the Rudnerweide Sommerfeld church by Bishop John A. Friesen. She took this commitment very seriously and lived her life to her fullest ability as the Lord asked.
She taught Sunday school for some years in the Rudnerweide Sommerfeld church. She loved to plant flowers as was evident on the farm when she set to work on planting flowers in springtime. Her greatest love was music. She took some years of piano lessons but she had an ear for music that lessons could not always teach her.
She was a person who loved people and loved to do things for others. She gave freely of herself and her time. She was someone who had a hard time saying the word "No" when someone asked for help.
As mentioned she loved music. When the organ was introduced to our church she was the church organist/pianist in the Village of Sommerfeld Church for many years. She loved that there was finally music in church, and dad was so proud that his daughter was playing. They both loved music. When the Sommerfeld Mass choir started up she was the pianist for the choir. She gave her all to this position. She played piano for the choir for quite a few years. When her health again got worse she had a hard time giving up playing for Mass Choir, playing for the group Four Grace and finally playing for Sunday morning church service. She enjoyed this very much, but due to health reasons she had to give them up one by one. She helped with the church directories. She put together two church cookbooks for church fund raisers. One was for expansion to the church and the other fundraiser was for fresh water wells in third world countries. When she did something, she did it whole heartily. She didn't leave any "t's" uncrossed or "i's" undotted. And if she did, she would kick herself for not catching it. She was a perfectionist. Something we often teased her about.
She loved travelling with her friends. Some of the places she went were Europe, Florida, B.C., Mexico, Hawaii, Branson, Missouri, to visit the Amish and last year she went to Ottawa to stay with Trudie and Dennis.
Above all else, she was a great caregiver. She helped mom for years with dad and after dad passed she just continued taking care of mom. She was mom's caregiver, sidekick, uplifter, errand runner, appointment taker, food maker, puzzle friend, confidante and listener when things needed to be talked about and explained. She was mom's right hand loving daughter.
We love you dearly Darlene. Sorry we took so much for granted of all you did. If only we could have given you one more hug, but we know dad/grandpa was there waiting with open arms to do that for us. Praying you are enjoying your new pain free life. Keep on playing music, you have a big choir up there.
With love always, The family
Donations in memory of Darlene may be made to MCC (Clean Water Projects).
Sunday, March 20, 2016
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Altona Sommerfeld Mennonite Church
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