William R. “Bill” Peters

William R. “Bill” Peters

April 20, 1948 – July 11, 2020


Preceded in death by loving father, W.P. (Babe) and mother, Elsie Peters, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.  Survived by his Aunt, Dorothy Zymola, Cousins, and many friends.

Born in the spring of 1948 Bill was welcomed into this world by loving, doting parents.  As their only child Bill received all the love and support they had to give.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of eight and lived with all of the ups and downs that diabetes gives a person.  His faith in God encouraged him to accept “The cards he had been dealt” as God’s plan for him.  Which made him one of the most kind, caring humans to walk among us.

He graduated from U.N.O. with a degree in Engineering and Architecture.  Winning several awards for his designs.

His career began at HDR.  After working there for a few years, he left HDR and went to work for Western Electric / A.T.& T.  After several name changes throughout his employment he retired from the company known as Avaya in 2003.

Throughout his life he was active in several organizations.  The Knights of Columbus where he was promoted to 3rd and 4th degree Knight, The American Legion Post 331 SAL, The Pioneers Club, The A.T.&T. Sportsman’s Club, and several others.

Bill’s philanthropy was appreciated by many private organizations, and all of his volunteer work in the community as well.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and photography.  His enjoyment and dedication to his hobbies was unsurpassed.

His love and devotion to his faith and family will be missed by all who knew him.

Due to COVID-19 Private Family Services.  VIGIL SERVICE: Saturday, July 18th, 10am followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am.  INTERMENT: Bohemian Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass, and Graveside Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click on Service Links below.

Vigil/Funeral Mass Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/william-peters—vigilfuneral-mass-400862

Graveside Service: https://boxcast.tv/view/william-peters—graveside-510363






  • jim peterson Posted July 16, 2020 8:08 am

    Worked same department with Bill for 33 years. Graduated from South in 66. So Bill R.I.P..
    I will miss Bill and his long answer’s. Very nice Guy Bill!!

  • Rich Galas Posted July 16, 2020 8:48 am

    Rest in peace

  • Rich Galas Posted July 16, 2020 8:50 am

    Rest in Peace Brother Knight you will be missed at Meetings and the monthly dinners. and the Golf course.

  • Mike & Sandy Studelska Posted July 16, 2020 11:41 am

    Sympathy to the Family. Bill was ‘One of a Kind’ .
    Rest In Peace Bill!

  • George Parkerson Posted July 16, 2020 6:16 pm

    II knew Bill through the Telephone Pioneers of the former Omaha Works of the former Western Electric Company. Bill was a good man and did a lot of good for the Pioneer organization.

  • Donna Schwenck Posted July 17, 2020 10:03 am

    I got to know Bill when he was our treasurer for L.U. 1614. He was always friendly and would help with anything. He was a great guy, never got flustered!

  • Bob and Sandy Huxhold Posted July 17, 2020 3:16 pm

    We will always remember Bill being the camera man at all of the family events. Rest In Peace cousin.

  • Andy Flanagan Posted July 17, 2020 7:46 pm

    Bill was a great guy and always willing to help. We will all miss him at the Knights of Columbus #3019. Rest In Peace Bill

  • catherine m beeler Posted July 18, 2020 9:29 am

    Your gentle spirit, willingness to do whatever asked and faith will be remember and missed. To Gods loving arms my friend, may you be granted eternal rest.

  • Tim Heidenreich Posted July 18, 2020 2:13 pm

    We always looked forward to seeing Bill at the Knights hall at our events either helping out or just enjoying a visit. He was fun to talk to and we will miss him terribly. He was always a trooper taking care of his diabetes and he will be remembered for his spirit (and his answers to almost anything). Rest in peace Bill..

  • Richard and Leona Posted July 20, 2020 10:22 am

    We thank God for bringing Bill into our lives so many years ago. Our family and many others will miss him. We have many special memories of times spend with him on pilgrimages. May he rest in peace.

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