James (Jim) Stanley Peters, born June 16, 1938 in Posen, MI, passed away peacefully after a brief stay at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City, MI. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Stanley Julius and Leona Margaret (Lock) Peters as well as siblings Margaret L. (Peters) Brosofski, Sylvia R. (Peters) Daily and Leo J. Peters. Jim is survived by one brother Michael R. Peters, and three sisters Donna A. (and Joseph) VanDusen, Linda S. (and Michael) Thomas, and Veronica (Robert) Kuznicki. Many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews will miss their Uncle Jim.
Jim was also preceded in death by two of his children James S. Peters of Kalkaska, MI and Patricia (Peters) Anthony of Warren, MI.
Jim and his wife Antoinette (Toni) Peters, were married 2-11-61 and celebrated their sixty-first anniversary last winter. Surviving children are daughter-in-law Staci (Stephens) Peters of Kalkaska, MI., daughter Julia (Peters) and William Barrie of Ann Arbor, MI, and son Anthony and Lisa (Tubbs) Peters of Petoskey, MI.
Jim and Toni were blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Ryan Peters and wife Allie of Petoskey, MI (parents of Emmet and Rhett Peters); Molly (Peters) Pardini and husband Eric of Traverse City, MI (parents of Auden Pardini); James A. Peters and wife Cristy of Midland, MI (parents of Colton and Luke Peters); Kristi (Peters) Reichart and husband Matthew of Fairbanks, AK (parents of Owen and Hayden Reichart); Kathleen Barrie and husband Brennan Crispin of Ann Arbor, MI (parents to Eleanor and John Barrie Crispin); David Barrie and wife Kelsey of South Lyon; Eric Barrie of Ypsilanti, and Jessica Barrie of Ann Arbor, Michael Anthony of Oxford, MI, (parent to Carson White, Kaia and Leon Anthony); Brandon Anthony of Warren, MI; and Christian Anthony (partner Anna) of Grand Haven, MI.
Jim was also a beloved brother to sister-in-law Vivian Dockery (Bill Ver West) of Warren, MI and Jane Bennett (Kenneth) of Sterling Heights, MI.
After working for the Department of Human Services for 34 years he retired to enjoy having more time to spend with his family and friends. After retirement Jim and Toni enjoyed winters in Orchid Lake RV Resort New Port Richie, FL. His time there was well spent fishing. He especially enjoyed his time helping other fisherman on the Miss Virginia out of New Port Ritchie.
Jim was loved by his many friends and family members of the RVB hunting camp in Posen. He was an avid hunter and fishermen. He especially enjoyed duck and deer hunting. His last hunt was with his grandson Ryan and great grandson Emmet courtesy of his guide Steven at RVB. He took pride in and made an effort to take each of his grandchildren fishing each summer. He enjoyed cooking and sharing his harvested fish and game with his family and friends.
Jim’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bellaire Conservation Club, PO BOX 177, Bellaire, MI 49615, to be put towards the children’s trout pond.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church with visitation from 12 noon until time of Mass. Please join the family for a luncheon after mass.
Arrangements have been handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.