THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ursula J. Peters
Issue Date: May 16, 2013
Ursula J. (Martens) Peters, 98, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, May 7 with her family by her side. She was born April 27, 1915 in Pound to Edward and Octavia (Brault) Martens.
On July 29, 1939, she married Leslie J. Peters in Pound, and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1985. She joined the Eagles Club Auxiliary Aerie #401 in 1951 where she was very active in working for the fish fries and Sunday dinners. She enjoyed reading, and watching and feeding the birds, and was active in the PTA and Girl Scouts when her children were in school.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Johnston, Sharen (Glen) Goddard, of Green Bay; three sons, John (Debbie), Arizona; Dick (Gloria) and Bob (Lorraine), of Green Bay; two daughters-in-law, Mary Peters and Caryl Peters, both of Green Bay; one son-in-law, Jim Smits, Appleton; and one sister-in-law, Ethel Mertz, Marinette. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren which includes five sets of twins, one great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons, James, William, and Gerald; one daughter, Judy Smits; a son-in-law, Herb Johnston; her sister, Margaret Farrell; and her brothers, Lawrence and Richard Martens.
Friends called at Annunciation Catholic Church, Green Bay, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 10. An Eagles Auxiliary Service was held at 2:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 3 p.m. Friday at the church, with Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial was in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home assisted the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.