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Joseph “Joe” F. Peters Sr.
April 15, 1931 – December 27, 2018

Sublimity – Joe, 87, died Thursday, December 27 at home. He was born in Stayton and has lived around the area all of his life. Joe worked for Stayton Canning Co, now Norpac, for 34 years as a truck driver. He married Margaret Cowdrey on September 6, 1952 in Stayton, she preceded him in death on January 22, 2005. Joe later married Virginia (Welter) Basl on February 25, 2006 in Stayton.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity and Teamsters Local Union #324. Joe enjoyed bowling and traveling especially to Reno and casinos to gamble. He owned a fire wood business with his brother, Ed, Woodland Firewood. Joe loved being with his family for BBQ's and reunions. He enjoyed working outside, splitting wood, gardening, and taking his grandchildren on tractor rides.

Joe is survived by his wife: Virginia Peters of Sublimity; children: Joe (Pat) Peters Jr. of Stayton, Judy (Gary) Herndon of Albany and Karen (Brian) Kroeker of West Salem; step-children: Mike (Susie) Basl of Stayton, Bob Basl of Aumsville, Cindy Tuss of West Salem, Terry (Lyndia) Basl of Stayton and Tim Basl of Stayton; brother: Ted Peters of Stayton; sisters: Frances Bridges of Junction City and Helen Ruettgers of Stayton; seven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ed and George and great-grandson, Preston.

Recitation of Rosary will be at 10:30 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to one’s own choice. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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