Wenton Peters, 72, Mitchell, died at his residence Friday, October 12, 2018.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, October 18 at the United Methodist Church in Stickney. Burial with military honors will be in the Dudley Cemetery at rural Stickney. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Wednesday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Wenton Wade Peters was born December 23, 1945 in Mitchell to Elmer and Agnes (Fristad) Peters. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. He attended Page country school and graduated from Stickney High School in 1963. He graduated with a BS Degree in Ag Economics and Master’s Degree of Education in guidance and counceling from South Dakota State University. While attending college he joined the ROTC. He went on to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Police and continued to serve in the SD Army National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was employed as a loan officer for Farm Service Agency for 40 years and was a self-employed farmer. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 6554 in Plankinton and American Legion Post 26 in Stickney for 49 years. He was a charter member of Mitchell Pheasant Country, member of Toastmasters and the SD National Guard Pistol Team. Wenton enjoyed hunting, riding his Harley, attending auctions, spending time with his family, friends and time in the Black Hills.
He is survived by his mother, Agnes of Mitchell, Sister, Denise, (Leslie) Yule of Bloomfield, NE, brothers, Jeff (Carol) Peters of White Lake, Tim (Eileen) Peters of Madison, sister-in-law, Cheryl Peters of Stickney, special friend, Dorothy Inskeep of Mitchell, one nephew and several nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer, brother, Mark and nephew, Eric Yule.