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Viola E. Peters

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Viola E. Peters

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YANKTON, S.D. — Viola E. Peters, 95, Yankton, S.D., formerly of Wynot, died May 21, 2018, at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, S.D. Visitation was Friday, from 9 a.m. until service time. Mass of Christian Burial was May 25 at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot,   the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wynot. Pallbearers were her nephews, Kevin Swedean and Tim Swedean, as well as her great-nieces and nephews Sandy Granger, Andrew and Laura Spaulding, and Eric Bruster. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Neb. Viola Elizabeth Peters was born March 25, 1923, in St. Helena, to John Michael and Regina Frances (Gulde) Peters. She moved to Wynot at an early age and attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from Wynot High School in 1940. After graduation, she accepted a job as a clerk in the Wynot Post Office and was appointed Postmaster Jan. 26, 1972. After nearly 50 years of service, she retired May 1, 1989. Viola was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Circle of Catholic Women. She was a member of the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was an avid reader (biographies being her favorite), enjoyed listening to music, shopping, playing cards and traveling. She is survived by one niece, Lisa Bruster; and two nephews, Kevin (Wendy) Swedean and Tim (Lisa) Swedean, and their families. Viola was preceded in death by parents, John and Regina Peters; eight brothers, Alfred “Buster,” Louis, Rudolph “Jack,” Edward, Hugo, Claude “Butch,” Harry C., and Theodore “Ted” Peters; and four sisters, Olivia Peters, Josephine (Ronald) Bruyer, Amanda Peters, and Rita (Robert) Swedean.