HICKSVILLE -- Barbara J. Peter, 83, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 28, 1929, in Hicksville, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Kreg) Koch. Barb was a graduate of Hicksville High School and Lima Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. On December 3, 1950, she was united in marriage with Max Peter.
Barb was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hicksville. She worked for Dr. Maddox in Hicksville, Community Memorial Hospital, the VA Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, and then for Dr. Kerr in Hicksville for 35 years. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She was also a member of the VFW of Hicksville, and the American Legion in Farmer, Ohio.
Barb is survived by her husband, Max; three sons, Brad (Val) of Montpelier, Ohio, Chad (Tammy) of Defiance, Ohio, Jeff (Deb) of Hicksville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth; and a brother and sister in infancy.
Funeral services for Barb will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Hicksville, with Rev. Richard Buchsteiner officiating. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church, and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery, Hicksville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested for St. John Lutheran Church, Hospice of Defiance or the Huber Opera House.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, Ohio. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.