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Deane G. Peters, 82, of Apple Valley

Deane Gregory “Greg” Peters, 82, of Apple Valley, died Nov. 22, 2014, in Burnsville.
A Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville. Interment was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Deane Gregory “Greg” Peters was born April 21, 1932, in Glencoe, to Henry “Hap” and Agnes (Moravec) Peters.
He grew up in Glencoe surrounded by many aunts, uncles and cousins. After graduating from Glencoe High School in 1950, he attended St. John’s University and the University of Minnesota for two years. In 1952, he joined the Navy, where he became a pilot and was stationed in many different places, including Bermuda, Hawaii and many other South Pacific Islands. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander before leaving active duty in 1964. He stayed in the Navy Reserves and was a commander when he was discharged after 21 years of military service.
In November 1964, he joined Douglas Aircraft Co., where he was sent to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, where he flew missions while working on the Nike X project. In 1967, he returned to Minnesota and bought a town home in Apple Valley. He joined Northwestern National Life Insurance Co. in downtown Minneapolis as a computer programmer until he retired in 1998. Mr. Peters made many cherished friends at Northwestern National Life Insurance Co., going to ball games, the Guthrie Theater, Orchestra Hall, etc., etc., etc. He enjoyed belonging to Fort Snelling Officers Club and the Apple Valley American Legion. He loved art shows, music and flowers. His patio was a burst of color and the house filled to the brim with plants of all kinds like his beloved Pacific Islands.
Mr. Peters had a series of health problems and after a stroke in 2007, he moved to Emerald Crest Memory Care in Burnsville.
Mr. Peters is survived by his cousins, Arlene Wendolek, Jim Ryan, Leonard Ford, Ron and Eileen Pulkrabek, Ron and Vera Klein, and many other relatives and friends. He was a kind, loving, gentle man. Polite to the end. He will be greatly missed.
His mother, Agnes Peters, lived in Glencoe for 99 years. His father, “Hap” Peters, was the postmaster in Glencoe in the 1930s.