A memorial service will be held in Murdo on August 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Bible Church.
A funeral service for Lyn Peters, 46, of Killdeer, N.D., was held on Friday, July 26, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer, with Pastor John Simonson officiating. Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation for Lyn was held Thursday, July 25, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Killdeer with a prayer service.
Lyn passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, near his home in Killdeer.
Lyn was born July 4, 1967, in Pierre, S.D., the son of Allen and Phyliss (Esmay) Peters. He grew up on a ranch north of Murdo, S.D. He attended grade school in Murdo, graduating from Jones County High School in 1985. Lyn continued his education at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, S.D. During his time in Rapid City, he was blessed with a son, Cody. Over the next several years, Lyn spent time working in Georgia and ranching in Nebraska and Murdo. In 2000, he met Debbie (Schlegel) Pearson, and they were married on December 12, 2003. The couple moved to Dunn Center, N.D., where Lyn continued ranching. Later Lyn and Debbie moved to Killdeer, where Lyn was employed by the Dunn County Road Commission.
In his spare time, Lyn enjoyed socializing and visiting with friends, fishing, pontooning, roping, ranching and being outdoors. He spent time gardening, and enjoyed cabinetry, woodworking, dancing, playing pool, and cards.
Lyn was meticulous, hard-working, and a patient teacher. He had a great sense of humor and loved his loyal companion Cash, his dog. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend. He loved his grandchildren, who adoringly called him PaPa. To Stephanie and Zane, Lyn was more than just a stepfather – he was their confidante and mentor.
Lyn is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Cody Peters of Tenn.; step-children, Zane and Stephanie Pearson of Killdeer; grandchildren, Jessa, Hayden, and Westyn Pearson of Coleman, S.D.; Karisa Seaman of Rapid City, S.D.; father and mother, Allen and Phyliss Peters of Murdo, S.D.; brother, Lon (Chris) Peters of Murdo, S.D.; sisters, Barbara (Mark) Strait of White River, S.D. and Jeannette Newsam of Murdo, S.D.; special friends, Marty and Denise Sandvick, Killdeer; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; brothers-in-law, Lee Newsam and Gary Schlegel; sister-in-law, Patricia Hayes; and nephew, JR Schlegel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Lyn’s name.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com