Manchester, MI, age 75, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at his home after a short illness due to cancer.
He was born March 23, 1936 in Detroit MI, the son of Harvey F. and Beatrice J. (Knapp) Peters. Harvey graduated with a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Saginaw Valley. He worked at the Forensic Center in Ypsilanti until his retirement in 1992. Harvey served as a paratrooper and Green Beret in the US Army. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church since 1975 and took responsibility for closing up the church after the service each Sunday. He enjoyed his property, gardening, and raising bees. On January 4, 1957, he married Janice I. Helwig in Grosse Point Woods, and she survives. Other survivors include one son, Matthew Peters of Ormand Beach, FL; two daughters, Cheryl Robison of Clinton, and Christine Williams of Manchester; five grandchildren, Heather, Joshua, Jacob, Kayanna, Ashley; five great-grandchildren, Heather, Joshua, Jacob, Kayanna, Ashley; one brother John (Marietta) Peters of Lakewood, CO. Harvey was preceded in death by one grandson, Randy. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 6, at 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church, Chelsea, with Rev. Doris Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The family received friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Friday 2-4 & 6-8 pm and at the church Saturday 10-11 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society, or St. Joseph Hospice.