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Judith "Judy" K. Peter, 76, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, in River Bluff Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 24, 1940, in Lenox, Iowa; the daughter of Albert and Geraldine (Cartwright) Schmidt. Judy was a 1958 graduate of East High School. She married Robert A. Peter on November 14, 1959, in Rockford. Judy was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she worked as the church secretary, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Decorating Committee. She was a member of Rockford Art Guild and attended Rock Valley College. Judy was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert; son, Robert A. (Gina) Peter Jr.; daughter, Julie Olmsted; grandchildren, Kyle Olmsted, Brandon Peter, Alexis Peter and Mikayla Peter; sister-in-law, Loretta Bates and Diana (Don) Mercaitis; brother-in-law, Fred (Marian) Peter; cousin, Richard (Dorothy) Nyberg; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents; stepfather; sister, Janice Jones; brothers-in-law, Larry Bates and Larry Peter; and ex-son-in-law, David Olmsted. The family would like to give a special thank you to Rose of OSF Hospice and Mary and Char of River Bluff Nursing Home for their loving care they gave.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 827 16th St. with Rev Steven Woita officiating. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Redeemer Radio Mission.

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  1. Terry & Laurie Podeszwa

    So sorry for your loss. Her suffering is now over & her body is healed. I got to know her the best when she was the secretary at Redeemer. She had a "no-nonsense" way of running the office. She also sang in the choir. Our prayer is that the family will have the blessings of our Lord as they go through this closure process in their lives.

  2. John and Victoria Harris

    We will continue to pray for your dad and that with time your hearts will heal.

  3. Judy Boss

    Judy was one of my dearest friends we shared a lot of wonderful times together my thoughts & prayers are with her great family. She was a wonderful lady and it was a privilege to have her as my friend. She will forever be missed.

  4. Bob & Barb Daley

    We were so sorry to hear about Judy. Good memories.

  5. Harriet Lichty

    Bob and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Judy has been on my mind lately. Though we didn't see each other much, I always looked forward to her beautiful hand painted Christmas cards and a letter. God be with you and your family. Sincerely, Harriet

  6. Joni Herter

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family....she was a very nice lady and a great friend to my Mother...she will be missed very much.

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  8. Matthew Fernbaugh

    Sorry for your loss of Judy. My prayers are with you.

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