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“Dear Carol and family,just heard of Ted's passing,so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Sheryll Huzel ( Herrema) - FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. We spent many years teaching together at Iroquois MS. He was a great teacher and a wonderful colleague. Sonja...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP, Ted. A remarkable man, a superb educator! It was an honor to work with you at Iroquois Middle. My condolences to the Peters Family. Sue Curmi...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Sue Chesebro - Grand Rapids, MI

“I enjoyed working with Ted at Ottawa Hills High School. He was courteous, friendly and always a gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him....Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Melia Smith - Grand Rapids, MI

“Dear Carol, It was an honor to be with you and your family during Ted's precious last days. Yours was a grace and love-filled home, full of quiet...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry. Mr. Peters was my Honors History teacher at Ottawa Hills in the early 1990's. He taught with such excitement and humor. I was always...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Shannon (Kreeger) Pretorius

“Dear Carol, My heart goes out to you in your loss of Ted! May you deeply know the comfort of our loving Lord. Shalom, Martie- Marthea Daling...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Martie- Marthea Daling Jager - MI

“I was in the class of 62 with Ted Peters at Eastern Christian. Ted ran cross country and I tried to play basketball. The basketball coach said that...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Abram Bangma - Belmont, MI

“I have fond memories of high school days with Ted. May you find comfort in the arms of our loving Lord. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Janet Bush Buist - Holland, MI

“Deepest sympathy to the Peters' family. Ted was a gentle, quite, but influential member of EC class of 1962. To God be the glory for his life well...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Arlene Faber - Spring Hill, TN

“I send my condolences to Ted's family. He was such a good guy!I have many good memories of working with him at Ottawa Hills.I am so sorry that he's...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Hollingsworth - MI

“My deepest sympathy to the Peters family and extended family. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Brigetta Royston Vlachos

“My heart broke upon hearing of the passing of my favorite teacher. Mr. Peters touched the lives of all who had the honor and privilege to sit in his...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Brandon Wilson - Wyoming, MI

“May the God whom Ted served so diligently place you in His loving arms and comfort you. Who can say for certain Maybe you're still here I feel you...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I taught with Ted at Iroquois Middle School. He had such an upbeat, friendly and positive personality. I loved reading the tributes to him from his...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Haveman - MI

“Carin, I didn't know you're father, but knowing you I am certain that your father was a remarkable man, as his legacy lives on with you. May you and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Carol, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cherish and share the memories together. May God hold you up...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Sally Ditmar Hunter - Kentwood, MI

Ted (and Carol) at my wedding 25 years ago--my 'unofficial' god parents
18 of 26 | Posted by: Christy den Haan-Veltman

“Carin, We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Praying for strength and comfort for you. Thinking about you, Adam and the kids,...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Peters was my history teacher at OHHS. So many memories. He'll be truly missed. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Katrina B - GA

“Mr. Peters was one of my favorite teachers and left a mark on how I think about the world and the role of history in it. I was blessed to learn from...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Edie Pekich-Lenz - Fulton, IL

“Mr. Peters,Thank you for being one of my favorite teachers- you pushed us hard, expected much, taught us how to take notes, had THEBEST stories and...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Natalie James - State College, PA

“Mr. Peters was an excellent educator. I still have the book he gifted me many years ago. The lessons I learned in his classroom and from his stories...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Mia

“I have so many memories of him as an amazing history teacher. He made me WANT to learn. He touched countless lives. <3 ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Karin Kohn - Jenison, MI

“I had the pleasure of having Mr. Peters as one of my teachers at Ottawa Hills High School. His passion for teaching and his wealth of knowledge on...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Tracy Pelton, (Klein) - MI

“My deepest condolences to the family of Ted Peters. I had the pleasure of teaching at Iroquois Middle School with Ted for a number of years. He was...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Robbie McCollum - Grand Rapids, MI


Ted passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Ted was a resident of Michigan at the time of passing.

Ted was born in Paterson, New Jersey and graduated from Eastern Christian High School.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and taught for almost thirty years for the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Ted was a long-time member and church historian at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church which is where the funeral services will be held (514 Eastern Ave SE) on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Thea Leunk officiating. Visitation will be held at Zaagman Memorial Chapel (2800 Burton St. SE) on Wednesday, 6-8 pm and Thursday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Private interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be given to Margaret's Hope Chest or the Christian Education Committee of Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church.

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