Ella Rebecca Peters, age 94 of Henderson, NE, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Henderson. She was born June 26, 1923 in Carpenter, South Dakota to David G. and Rebecca P.W. Hofer.
Ella was a teacher and a member of the Salem Mennonite Brethren Church in rural Bridgewater, South Dakota.
On May 12, 1946 she was married to David M. Hofer at Bridgewater, S.D. Then on December 9, 2009, she was married to Carl D. Peters at Henderson.
She is survived by her husband Carl D. of Henderson, daughters Ione Hofer of Selma, CA and Veronica A. (Mark) Friesen of Henderson, stepson Joe (Lil) Peters of Newton, KS, and step-daughter Linda (Daryl) Heisey of Rexville, NY. Also surviving is Ione’s daughter Christina Tate of Selma, CA, Veronica’s sons: Jackson (Tabbitha) Friesen of Lincoln, NE and Vincent (Melissa) Friesen of Sutton, NE, Veronica’s daughter Rebecca (Jerad) Noble of Beaver, OK, six great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Barbara (La Vern) Peterson, of Watertown, SD, Marcella Hofer of Bloomington, MN, and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David M. Hofer, sister Joyce (Clarence) Hofer, brother Dennis D. Hofer, brothers and sisters in-law: Anna (Jake D.) Wollman, Reverend Peter G. (Pauline) Hofer, Paul P.M. (Liz) Hofer, Mike P. and (Mary R.) Hofer, Menno Hofer, Mary (Edgar) Hofer, Emma (Melvin S.) Hofer, Barbara (Emil) Tschetter and Lydia (Walter) Pullman.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 am at the Salem Mennonite Brethren church cemetery, in rural Bridgewater, SD. Memorial services followed at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Salem Mennonite Brethren Church, with the Reverend Michael Petts officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.