Daniel (Dan) L. Peters

Daniel L. Peters, 71, passed away at his home June 5, 2020.

Dan was born December 19, 1948 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to the late Donald and Florence (Van Den Plas) Peters. He married Shirley Kmecheck on September 30, 1978 and have been married for 41 years.     Dan lived in Green Bay most of his life while working for the Village of Ashwaubenon Public Works Department.  After retirement, he moved up north to the Suring area where he loved to spend most of his time during his working years.  Dan had so many friends, to list them all would not be possible as some would get missed.  There was no shortage of having fun being around Dan, you truly didn’t know him if you can’t think about him and smile.  He just loved life to the fullest; his main passion in his retirement years was fishing, give him a pole and some bait and he could be gone for days!  Dan was always on the lookout for a good deal. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and blaming his partner whenever they lost (31 for 2). He was truly one of a kind and boy could he dance to Johnny Cash…..  he is already deeply missed by those whose lives he has touched with his grace.

Dan truly lived for his family, friends, and his grandchildren and would always make time for them.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Peters; Children, Dawn (Dan) Gumieny; Dean Peters; Corey (Tiffany) Peters; Brothers, Mike Peters (Cindy Dahl); Randy (Diane) Peters; and twisted sister Lori (Todd) Witthuhn; 3 Grandchildren, Donny Gumieny; Derek Gumieny; and Daniel Gumieny.  Further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews and very special friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Kuehl Funeral Home 108 E. Main St. Gillett, Wisconsin FRIDAY June 12, 2020 from 4pm-7pm.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer. In lieu of flowers a Memorial has been set up in Dan’s name.


  1. Amanda

    I hope your enjoying endless cookies and midnight snacks. We will all miss you

  2. Martha Erickson

    My deepest sympathy and prayers.

  3. Jim and Cindy Schindel

    My condolences to the whole Peters family. I along with many others are going to miss Dan tremendously.

  4. Lea Anne

    In just the past recent years I was able to reconnect with my cousin. I was looking forward to him being my neighbor up north Even though is currently my neighbor near me in Suring. I will without a doubt miss you, you crazy man. You made me laugh often. RIP cousin?

  5. Mike and Nancee Willemon

    To the family of our old friend “Herk” Dan. We knew him in the early 70’s and are very sorry for your loss. We had a lot of fun times and really sorry we lost contact so long ago. Here is one for you old buddy.
    Mike & Nancee

  6. Pat Denissen

    RIP Dan – that is too young to leave us! I lived next door to his grandparents on the Duck Creek River, so I knew his Dad all my life!

  7. Jane Winkler

    Shirley & family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you. It was a pleasure to always talk to Dan & even as he was no longer able to do the things he loved, he would tell me who won the cribbage tournament & would ask where the fish were biting. I regret that him & I were never able to get together to fish up north, but I really enjoyed playing cribbage with him. He still makes me smile when I think of the many conversations I had with him. He will be missed. RIP Dan

  8. Lynn Melendy Sperl

    Lori, I’m truly sorry for the loss of your brother, Dan. I have many old, fond memories of the neighborhood we grew up in and that definitely includes you and your brothers. I’m thinking of you.

  9. Lynn LaRock

    So sorry for your loss of a husband, father, grandfather and wonderful brother. Keep him in your best memories. Sending love, Doug and Lynn

  10. Daniel

    Daniel said to heard sorry that daniel friend him knows he likes me for fishing lake in Wisconsin and your house . Please prayer Dan. Thanks you .

  11. Rip and Doreen Alvarado-Ortiz

    Corey and Tiffany, so sorry for your loss but rejoice knowing your dad loved and was loved. Your neighbors, Rip and Doreen


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