Michael Peters ’71

19 February 2021
Michael Peters

Class: 1971

Major: Geology

Residence: Charles City, IA

Deceased: February 12, 2021

Michael “Mike” Joe Peters, 71, of Charles City, IA died on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

A private family and close friends memorial service will be held at Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home with inurnment at a later date at Sunnyside Memory Garden in Charles City.

Mike was born on September 12, 1949 in Charles City to Harlan and Ella (Smith) Peters. He attended school and graduated from Charles City High School in 1967. Mike then went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN; Mike wrestled in high school and went on to wrestle in college. After college he began working as a purchasing agent and worked for several companies including White Farm in Charles City and FMC in California. For most of his life and up until his passing, Mike was a resident of Charles City but also spent time living in California and Kansas City.

Mike was a huge sports fan and enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events; he especially cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was also an avid golfer and fisherman. While living out in California Mike did some deep sea fishing. One of his favorite hobbies was playing cards and card clubs; he played everything from 500 to Bridge, Pinochle and Hearts. Mike will be remembered by his family as a person who always had a smile on his face. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and great-uncle.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sister, Sara Syhlman of Cedar Falls; nephews, Alex (Kristi) Syhlman and their children Lochlan and Amella of Altoona and Chris (Amy) Syhlman and their children Emmalyn, Chase and Cameron of Lewis Center, OH and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Ella Peters; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.


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