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Bruce W. Peters

April 6, 1933 — November 14, 2023

Bruce W. Peters, age 90, was called to his Saviors side on November 14, 2023, at Parkview Health Center in Oshkosh. He was born April 6, 1933, in Black Creek to the late Herbert and Arlene (Owen) Peters.


At age 17, Bruce enlisted in the U S Navy serving his country as a 3rd class Petty Officer, Gunners Mate on the USS Orion during the Korean War.


On July 3, 1954, Bruce married Marlene Nolan. Together they raised six children until her passing in 1989.


In 1957 he joined the Oshkosh Police Department, serving the community for 33 years, retiring in 1990 as a Lieutenant. During his tenure, he was instrumental in forming the tactical unit and honor guard.


Baseball and softball were his passions, playing for the Oshkosh Giants and numerous city league teams. In the 70’s and 80’s, Bruce sponsored, managed and played ball for Quality Foto and PD 10. In his later years, he pitched for the Konrad-Behlman “Old Stars” and when wintering in Green Valley, AZ, he played two double headers weekly in the BAJA Senior league. He retired from the game at age 83. His love of the game garnished him the honor of induction into the Oshkosh Softball Hall of Fame.


Bruce “Puffballs” was an avid outdoorsman, spending countless hours boating and fishing area lakes. His hunting days were spent in his beloved “Navarino” and at the cabin in Northern Wisconsin.


On August 10, 1991 Bruce married Marjorie Fasel. During their marriage, Margie and “Boo” traveled extensively. A few of his favorite destinations were Kenya, Tahiti and Ireland, along with cruises through the Panama Canal, around South America and the Mediterranean. In their travels, Bruce looked forward to enjoying the taste of the local “brews”.


“Windy” loved to dance and was eager to display his talents on the dance floor by performing the infamous “Wounded Rooster”!


Bruce is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marjorie Peters; his daughters: Robin (Mike) Flanigan, Terri (George) Ostertag and Susan “Susie” Peters; his sons: Joe (Sara) Peters, Gus (Kari) Peters and Brice Peters; stepchildren: Mark (Roxie) Fasel and Sherrie Weldon; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sister Phyllis (Richard) Gray; sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.


He was further preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Marlene Peters; infant son, Bruce Jr.; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; his six brothers and one sister.


A memorial service for Bruce will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Martin Luther church, 1526 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Lake View Memorial Park. A reception to celebrate Bruce’s life will take place after the interment. The location will be announced at that time.


In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made in Bruce’s name to the Oshkosh Police Department Tactical Unit.


The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the Parkview staff, especially our “three angels” and Aurora Hospice.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, November 25, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Martin Luther Ev. Lutheran Church

1526 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Service

Saturday, November 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Martin Luther Ev. Lutheran Church

1526 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Graveside

Saturday, November 25, 2023

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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