Seraphia "Sally" Peters

seraphia peters
Seraphia “Sally” Peters, age 89, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Seraphia “Sally” Peters was born on December 19, 1923 in Fayette County, the daughter of Anton and Anne (Reicks) Hackman. She attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas, IA. Sally was united in marriage to Virgil Peters on May 12, 1945 at St. Brigid’s Church in San Diego, CA. The couple returned to New Hampton where they raised their six children; Frank, Allan, Helen, Dean, Pat and Don. In 2008 Sally moved from her home to join the staff and residents at Linn Haven. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Sally especially loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center, the Rosary Society and the Red Hat Society. Sally is survived by her children, Frank Peters, Allan (Cindy) Peters, Helen (Tom) Dockendorf, Pat (Don) Johnson and Don Peters, all of New Hampton; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings, Lillian Haas of Stayton, OR, Vern (Tecla) Hackman of San Diego, CA, Alfreda (Chuck) Nesteby of Dubuque, IA, Luke Hackman of Waterloo, Lorraine Wilhelms of Scottsdale, AZ and Robert (Karen) Hackman of Mason City, IA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil; her son, Dean and her siblings, Florence, Virgil, Theola, Olivia and Louis.

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  1. Frank, my sincere sympathy goes out to you and your entire family on the loss of your mother. It’s always hard to lose a parent, but at least we know they are at peace now and no longer suffering. Our prayers are with you.

  2. It was a joy to care for Sally. She was kind and very sweet. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this time. May the love of God be with you all and know that Sally is wrapped in his loving arms in heaven.

  3. Our sympathy to all of Sally’s family. Mike has shared many stories over the years of his adventures at Virgil & Sally’s. They will bring a smile to you face as you listen to them,and some will make you laugh out loud. It sounds as if it really was his second home. A home that was filled with lots of love and laughter. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  4. Our sympathy to all of the Peters family. I have many memories of Sally having lived as next door neighbors.Her pain is gone and she is in a better place now. Your pain too will ease and only the precious memories will fill your hearts.

  5. Reading over our first entry just below, we need to correct it. We do not remember her WITHOUT a smile on her face. Sorry for the typo. She was kind and wonderful to everyone. Our sympathy to her whole family.

  6. We are sorry for the loss of your mother. We can’t remember her with a smile on her face, she was such a kind person. Our sympathy to all.

  7. We extend our sympathy to Helen and all the family of Sally at this time. Be assured she is happy in heaven and no more pain.

  8. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

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