His first job was feeding chickens in the Henderson Hatchery for his Uncle Gus Thieszen. Carl enjoyed farming. He raised a variety of crops, beef cows, chickens and did some custom work. In his retirement years he helped several local farmers with field work and harvest. Carl sold German Farmers Mutual Insurance, served on the local Co-op board, was involved with MDS and MCC Meat Canner, and a volunteer at the MCC in PA. He was very active in the church. Together with Bertha they spent time in Akron doing Voluntary Service and were active in the Senior Center in Henderson. He enjoyed traveling and his other hobbies included woodworking and gardening.
One of Carl’s greatest treasures were his children, Grandchildren and Great grandchildren. He was a great prayer warrior, naming each of them in his daily prayers. His greatest desire was that each would have a personal relationship with Jesus.
On December 5, 2009 he married Ella Hofer, whom he shared 7 years with.
He is survived by one son Joe (Lillian) Peters of North Newton, KS, daughter Linda (Daryl) Heisey of Rexville, NY. Stepchildren Ione Hofer of Selma, CA and Veronica (Mark) Friesen of Henderson NE. Grandchildren: Tammi Sahling of York NE; Jared, Payton, Andrew and Caleb; Luke Peters of Brownsburg, IN; August and Ellery, Shalane (Tim) Cohen, of Camp Hill, PA, Olivia and Hadley; Drew Heisey of Hornell, NY Liam, Daelyn and Gavin, Daniel (Kayla) Heisey of Hornell, NY Klayton, Easton and Zailey, and Daedre Heisey of Syracuse, NY. Step Grandchildren Michelle Jantz and Jason Jantz of Wichita KS, Isabelle and Daniel. Jackson (Tabbitha) Friesen, of Lincoln, NE; Joslyn, Jaidyn and Gage, Vincent (Melissa) Friesen, of Sutton NE, Ashlyn, Mason, Autumn and Logan. Rebecca (Jerad) Noble, of Beaver,OK, Jennifer and Benjamin, Christina Tate of Selma, CA.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Anna Peters, In-laws John A. and Nettie Regier, wives Bertha and Ella, sister Martha & Irvin Hiebner, and infant sister Selma, Sister-in-laws Pansy & Frank Janzen, Irene & Arnold Friesen and Brother-in-law James and Evelyn Regier.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday August 13th, 2022, at the Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson NE with the Reverend Andrea Wall officiating. Cremation. No viewing. However, visitation will be from 1-9 p.m., on Friday, August 12th at the mortuary in Henderson, with the family greeting friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to; the MCC, Bethesda Mennonite Church, Tabitha Hospice or the Nebraska Children’s Home 3549 Fontenelle Blvd, Omaha NE 68104.