Mike (Cecil) Peters, 73, passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS.
Mike was born Oct. 11, 1949, in LaCrosse, KS to Robert and Munica (Reynolds) Peters. In 1967, he graduated from McCracken High School. On October 19, 1968 he was united in marriage to Diana Lynn Schaffer in Liebenthal, KS. They celebrated 53 years of marriage last month.
Mike began his career at Carey Salt in Hutchinson, KS where he worked for three years. He spent the next 35 years working for United Parcel Service (UPS) in Hays, KS.
You would never see Mike without a smile on his face; he didn’t know a stranger. He had a contagious laugh that brought joy to everyone he would meet. Mike was a fun-loving, hardworking, and selfless man, with a heart bigger than any other. His love for life, perseverance, and strength will live on in all who knew him. Mike enjoyed playing golf, going to the casinos, and watching his grandkids’ sporting events. Most of all, he loved his family.
Survivors include his wife Diana of Olathe, KS., three daughters: Mellissa Shepherd, Michelle Mussat, and Marla Andregg, all of Overland Park, KS: his brother, Dennis Peters of Plano, TX; three grandsons: Stephen Mussat of Kips Bay, NY, Travis Shepherd of Tonganoxie, KS., and Brayden Metcalf of Overland Park, KS.; three granddaughters: Mykah Andregg of Los Angeles, CA, Brianna Mussat of Overland Park, KS and Addyson Shepherd of Tonganoxie, KS, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bobby and Russell Peters, and his granddaughter, Madison Shea Andregg.
Visitation, followed by the rosary and Mass, will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143rd St. Olathe, KS with Fr. Greg officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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