Donald L. “Don” Peeler, age 92 of Nebraska City (formerly rural Hamburg, IA) passed away on Friday; March 8, 2019 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City, NE.
Donald Lee Peeler was born on November 3, 1926 in Bartlett, IA; the son of Chester H. Oney and Iva (Maxwell) Peeler. He attended school and graduated from the Sidney High School with the Class of 1944. In 1945, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Japan until his honorable discharge.
He was united in marriage to Georgene Everett on June 22, 1958 at Rock Port, MO and to this union three children were born: Donald, Mary and Ronald.
Don was a life-long farmer and a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and the Community of Christ Church in Nebr. City. He was very active in Farm Bureau for many years, served as a Washington Township Trustee and served on the 4-H Extension Council.
He is survived by his wife Georgene of Nebr. City; children: Donald Duane Peeler and wife Melissa of Omaha, NE, Mary Helen Johnson and husband Jim of Union, NE and Ronald Lee Peeler and wife Marcia of Indianola, IA; seven grandchildren: Lauren White (Steve) and Alyson Kavanaugh (Stephen) all of Omaha, NE, Jeffrey Johnson of Ft. Calhoun, NE, Jeremy Johnson of Nebr. City, NE, Erin Ball (Stephen) of Ankeny, IA, Andra Peeler of Des Moines, IA and Andrew Peeler of Boulder, CO; two great-grandchildren: Asher and Otto Kavanaugh;
other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Wava Marshall in 2013.
Funeral Services will be held Monday (3/18) at 10:30 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Eva Bachman officiating. Burial will follow in the Thurman Cemetery with military honors.
The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Gude Mortuary.
Memorials may be given to the Community of Christ Church in Nebr. City.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary, Nebr. City, NE, is in charge of arrangements.