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Charles "Chuck" J. Peters, 77, of Rochester, MN died Friday August 28, 2020 at Saint Marys Hospital.
Charles John Peters was born September 14, 1942 to William and Edna (Villwock) Peters in Witchita, KS. At a young age his family moved to Red Wing, MN and later moving to Rochester, MN. He married Janice Distad on October 21, 1961 in Rochester, MN. He worked for Crenlo, International Transport and Clark Gas Station in Rochester and later owned and operated Sign Design of Rochester. After his retirement, the couple moved to Waterville, MN and back to Rochester in 2016. He enjoyed boating, NASCAR, golfing, and attending horse shows with his children.
There will be a private family memorial service. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Janice Peters of Rochester, MN; daughter, Terri (Jim) Pitcher of Rochester, MN; son, Matthew Peters of Napa, CA; three grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Helgerson, Tyler Helgerson (Franny Armstead) and Michael (Victoria) Helgerson; three great-grandchildren, Helen, Nick, and Abigail; and three sisters, Janet, Mary Jo and Nancy Jo. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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J Jeanie Wagner on Oct 2, 2020

So very sorry Jan and family. I will always cherish the wonderful memories and good times. Know that he is boot scooting in heaven now!!
Jeanie Wagner

K Kim & Al Lewis on Oct 2, 2020

Jan and family. So sorry to hear this. So many great memories of our boating years in Lake City. Prayers.

D Dale Decker on Sep 5, 2020

Janice, Pat and I were sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I remember many of the good times. I'm sure Chuck and Jerry are riding around in heaven in the Olds waiting for us to get there. Those two were great friends. Some of the family gatherings were great times.

B Becky on Sep 3, 2020

Loved this guy. Many many memories we shall never forget. Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Gary and Becky Carter

B Bob Distad on Sep 3, 2020

Janice, we are so sorry for your loss. Amid the grief, such a long marriage can help ease the pain. Our prayers are with you.
Bob and Debbie Distad (cousin)

P Pat Lane on Sep 1, 2020

My sympathy to you, Janice, and family. Chuck loved life and really a people person. Love and prayers to you. Pat (Distad) Lane

M Michelle (Goodman) Michelson on Sep 1, 2020

My heart is broken for your loss! So very sorry to hear if Pete's passing. What a wonderful outgoing man he was. He was such a fun friend at all the horse shows. We even boated on the Mississippi river with him a time or two! He will be missed. May your memories bring you peace!

S Sharon Johnson on Aug 31, 2020

Very sorry to hear! Pete's smile was always infectious and he was always so fun to be around. Our prayers are with you Terri, Jan and Matt!
Sharon (Goodman) Johnson

K Kathy klein on Aug 30, 2020

So very sorry for your loss ! Had a lot of good times , back in the south port days . Hugs and prayers. Leroy and kathy klein



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