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Donald Owen Peters

December 22, 1931 — January 18, 2022

Donald Peters, 90, passed away on January 18, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Markelz, his father, Richard Peters, his brother, David Peters and his brother-in-law, Wallace Nearing.
Don grew up in Wisconsin and after high school he served 4 years in the Air Force. He traveled extensively and was fortunate enough to play basketball during his tour of duty and was a member of the Air Force All Star team.
After his discharge he attended Lakeland College (WI) on the G.I. Bill where he continued to play basketball. During his senior year, he was named the team captain and the MVP. He also received his BA degree there.
His first job was at the Burlington Iowa YMCA where he was the Physical Director. Burlington was also where he met his wife, Corrine.
After their marriage they moved to Mooresville, IN and he accepted a teaching position at Paul Hadley Jr. High teaching 8th grade history. He coached 7th and subsequently 8th grade boys basketball. In 1965 he started the boys tennis program at Mooresville High School; In 1975 he started the girls program. He coached both until his retirement. Don enjoyed coaching very much and loved all his teams. Many good memories and lasting friendships were formed on and off the court. During this time he was inducted into the Indiana High School Tennis Hall of Fame and the Mooresville High School Hall of Fame. He also completed his Master's Degree at Indiana University.
In the classroom Don took academics very seriously, but outside that classroom he was just "Pete" to his friends at Paul Hadley and MHS. May you all remember the good times and have a laugh or two!
Don always put his family first--always believing that the greatest gift one could give to loved ones was to spend time with them, to listen to them, to be non-judgmental, and just love them. This is how he lived his life.
Don is survived and loved by his wife of 60 years, Corrine, his daughters, Stacey (Tom), Dana (Bryon), Kelly (Bob), Jodi (Bill), the joys of his life, his grandchildren Lauren, Daniel, Sara, Isabella, Jared, Adam, Jessica, Taylor, and his sisters, Myrna, Pam, and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth.
Services for Don will be private--we pray that God will grant him eternal peace.

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