Edward John “Jack” Peeters, 87, of Davenport, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme following a brief illness. A celebration of Jack’s life will take place when we can all gather again. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial at a later date.
Edward John Peeters was born on April 2, 1933 in Davenport, a son of John H. and Ann (Nemluvil) Peeters. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agronomy. Jack proudly served our country in the Air Force at the conclusion of the Korean War where he served in Korea and Japan. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Johnson on April 18, 1959 in Rock Island. They have shared 61 years of marriage together.
Following graduation, Jack worked in Ag Sales before purchasing his own business and renaming it EJ Peters Tool which he and his family operated from 1971 until 1995. He and Mary Ellen also owned and operated Play It Again Sports in Davenport and Moline. Never one to actually retire and enjoying talking with people, Jack also worked at HyVee and Jeff’s Car Corner.
Jack had a great passion for sports, enjoying golf and playing fast-pitch softball until was 52 competing in tournaments all over the Midwest. He also competed in bass fishing tournaments.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen, Davenport; children: Jay Peeters, Hannibal, Missouri, Susan (Zach) Harbit, Wilton, Iowa, Greg (Marisa) Peeters, Solon, Iowa, and Terry (Kelly) Peeters, Davenport; five grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, siblings: Ron (Charlene) Peeters, LeClaire, and Barbara Peeters, Oregon, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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