Valerie J. Peters, 92, a longtime resident of North Riverside, died July 31, 2014.
Ms. Peters was born March 18, 1922 in Czechoslovakia. She was married for 63 years to Rudy Peters, with whom she raised two sons, Richard and Carl. She lived in North Riverside for 56 years.
For 15 years, both Mr. and Ms. Peters delivered Meals on Wheels. Together they also joined the VFW Post 6869, where Mr. Peters became commander in 1987. Ms. Peters joined the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and served in many positions. They also belonged to the Just In Between Club.
Ms. Peters enjoyed working with her hands, sewing many clothes for her grandchildren.
She was the wife of the late Rudolph J. Peters; the mother of Richard (Roberta) Peters and Carl (Sharon) Peters; the grandmother of Michelle Peters, Leslie (Charles) Jensen and Scott Peters; and the aunt to many.
Visitation will be on Friday, Aug. 8 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m., followed by entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery.