Dorothy Ann Peters

Dorothy Ann Peters, age 89 of New Ulm died peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at St. John’s Circle of Care in Springfield.

Mass of Christian Burial was 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.  Monsignor Douglas Grams celebrated the Mass, and burial followed at the Sanborn Cemetery in rural Sanborn.

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Dorothy is survived by her husband, Layton Peters of New Ulm; her daughter, Jan Peters of Mankato; her son, Jeffrey (Cathy) Peters of Litchfield; grandchildren, Angela (Terence) McCabe of Farmington, Steven (Melissa) Peters of Litchfield, Scott (Jackie) Peters of Alexandria; 7 great-grandchildren; her sister, Sharon (Robert) Sturm of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Elaine Hogar, Barbara Dahl; her granddaughter, Katie Peters; and her niece, Bethany Dahl.

Dorothy Ann Jueneman was born June 25, 1931, in Bird Island, Renville County, Minnesota to Edward and Frances (Hagert) Jueneman.  She was a 1949 graduate from Sanborn High School and later attended business college in Minneapolis.  

Dorothy was united in marriage to Layton G. Peters on October 16, 1954, at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn; a union which blessed the couple with a son and a daughter.  Early in her career, Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper at Hinton Motors in Springfield for five years, and later worked as the secretary for Superintendent Johnson at Sanborn High School for another two years.  She took time off of work to raise her family and work from home for 17 years.  Once her family was raised, Dorothy worked for 22 years at the Diocese of New Ulm as the assistant editor for the newspaper and later in the financial office until her retirement in 1996.   

Besides her work, there were a variety of hobbies she had in life.  Many laughs were shared with friends over countless hands of bridge at numerous card clubs.  She also enjoyed travelling the country with her husband in their retirement.  Dorothy also loved cheering for her favorite Minnesota sports teams.  She was a devout and dedicated member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers.  Dorothy took tremendous pride in her family and her faith.  

Many cherished memories will forever stay in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.  Blessed be those memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

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