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Boynton J. Peters May 5, 1919 - Jan. 30, 2009

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LITCHFIELD --Boynton Jerome Peters, 89, of Litchfield, died Friday at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

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Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield and will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in the Forest City Cemetery.

He was born on May 5, 1919 to William and Minnie (Larson) Peters in Litchfield. He graduated from the Litchfield High School in 1936 and from Dunwoody Institute in 1939.

He married Marion Mortenson on Jan. 24, 1942, in Litchfield. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the 608th Army Ordinance Battalion. He was discharged in 1945. He lived all his life on the family farm near Forest City where he was a dairy, beef and crop farmer.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, VFW Post 2818 and was a Forest City War Memorial Park board member for many years.

He is survived by his wife; children: William (and Nancy) Peters of Sheldon, Iowa, Stephen (and Vicki) Peters of Litchfield, Sharon (and Terry) Kivioja of Coon Rapids, Susan (and Don) Christofferson of Kimball and Rebecca (and Jeff) Thompson of Paynesville; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Archie (and Clarice) Peters of Litchfield.

 He was preceded in death by a sister: Melba Stevens.

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