Thomas E. Peters, 80, of Orion, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, in Orion. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., in Orion. Burial was at Western Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his family for a fund to be established in Tom’s name.

Thomas E. Peters, 80, of Orion, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, in Orion. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., in Orion. Burial was at Western Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his family for a fund to be established in Tom’s name.

Thomas was born Nov. 27, 1936, in Moline, the son of Urban and Hedvig Grimm Peters. He married Patricia Heald in 1958 in Colona. He later married Betty Lynn Gustafson on April 6, 1974, in Orion, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2014. Thomas was a farmer. Later, he worked as an owner and operator for Thrifty Rental, retiring in 1994. Following his retirement, he restored antique tractors.

Thomas was a member of Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, where he was a former member of the building committee. He belonged to the I.H. Antique Tractor Club and the NRA.

Survivors include his son, Donald Peters (Christine Keefe), of Denver, Penn.; granddaughter, Mollie Owens, of Milan; great-grandsons, Daniel Owens and David Owens; brother, Steven Peters (Karen), of Coal Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, David T. Peters and Douglas Ed Peters; and a brother, James W. Peters.