June 4, 1943 – November 9, 2021
Donald M. Anderson was born on June 4, 1943 in Newberry, Michigan, nine hours after his wife Tudy, in the same room at Doc Gibson’s house. He grew up at the family farm on Twin Lakes where he thrived in tomfoolery.
Don and Tudy graduated from Newberry High in 1961. He went to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois on a football scholarship, majoring in shenanigans. Don and Tudy were married on June 22, 1963 and started their 58 year adventure together by moving to El Paso, Texas where he served in the Army. 1966 brought them back to Michigan where Don completed Michigan State Police Recruit school and welcomed daughters Deana in 1968 and Bubba in 1970. The majority of his 25 year career was spent as a lieutenant in the narcotics division and life was never boring. They retired in 1989 and moved back to the family farm in Newberry.
Don loved to travel, taking yearly trips to Florida with his young family and never passed up a chance to head out to Alaska and the Yukon Terrirory. He was affectionately known as “Grump” to the grandkids and loved “pushing their chains.” Grump also LOVED spectating at their school events from band concerts to sporting events! Being home on the shores of Twin Lakes watching the wildlife from the dining room he built was his favorite place to be.
Don is survived by his wife Tudy (Dean), daughter Deana (John) Dutcher, Son-in-law Roger Popa, Grandchildren: Elizabeth Dutcher, Paige (Fil Starzynski) Dutcher, Tom Dutcher, Ava Popa, and Rutger Popa. He was preceded in death by his daughter Bubba (Roger) Popa.
Don passed away on November 9, 2021 after a 14-year battle with cancer. End of life services were provided by Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh Residence, 3411 Stoneleigh Dr. Lansing, MI 48910.
Harold F. Peters
August 8, 1933 – November 12, 2021
Harold F. “Buster” Peters, 88, of Rexton, Michigan passed away peacefully Friday evening November 12, 2021 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.
Born August 8, 1933 in Rexton, Michigan son of the late Alfred and Tracy (Fritz) Peters, Buster married the former Pauline Terrian, the love of his life, on June 25, 1955 while station in the United States Army and they had celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Buster owned and operated Peters Sand & Gravel Inc. for 66 years which was his life’s passion. He also worked for Mackinac County Road Commission for 37 years upon his retirement and still continued to work full time for Peters Sand & Gravel Inc.
There wasn’t a person that Buster never knew and, wherever he went, everyone loved and knew him. Buster love spending his winter months in Lake Placid, Florida for many years. While in Florida you could always find him at a Poker Game at one of the clubs. He also enjoyed casino gaming where you could find him at the Blackjack table playing 21. His life was always fun, full of laughter, always making time for everyone and if you needed help he was always there for you. You could always find Buster at King’s Fish Market on a Friday night cooking fish for many years.
Buster served in the United States Army during the Korean War until his honorable discharge attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade. Buster was a member of the V.F.W. Post #5114 of St. Ignace, American Legion Post #74 of Newberry, B.P.O.E. #1705 of Newberry, Michigan, Moose Lodge of St. Ignace, and past member of F.O.E. Aerie #3701 of Newberry.
Buster is survived by three daughters Cathy (Brent) Nygard of Naubinway, Peggy (Harold) Benoit of Rexton and Helen (Theron) King of St. Ignace; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Buster is preceded in death by his wife Pauline; son Billy Peters; bothers Lawrence Peters, Alfred Peters and Richard Peters; sisters Marjorie Dishaw and Lois Peters; son-in-law Rusty King.
A gathering of family and friends will take place Thursday November 18, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the American Legion Post #74 in Newberry. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at the Post with Pastor Tim Miller officiating. Interment with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #74 and the United States Army Honor Guard will follow at the American Legion Post #74 with interment at Caffey Cemetery on Hiawatha Trail in Rexton. Pallbearers will be his four grandsons Greg King, Adam Benoit, Kody King, Kurt King and three great-grandsons Kyle Schroeder, Michael Schroeder and Russell King.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #74, 7963 State Highway M-123, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in Buster’s memory.
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