Richard Peters

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Richard Alfred “Dick” Peters, 92, of Hyannis, passed away December 29, 2020 at Box Butte Hospital in Alliance. He was born April 16, 1928 to John and Lucille (Crouse) Peters in Ashby. 

Dick was a lifelong resident of the Ashby and Hyannis area, and at age 17 went into the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. After his discharge he married Marcella “Sally” Paige. To this union three children were born, Rick, Tammy, and Robert.

Dick worked for Burlington Railroad for 10 years. He owned Dick’s Repair shop in Hyannis. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion.

Dick married Sharon Henderson in 1974 in Las Vegas. The couple continued to live in Hyannis.

Dick was an avid antique collector and antique car collector. He organized trail rides at the Windmill County Days for a number of years.

Survivors include three children, Rick (Risa) Peters of North Platte, Tammy DeVoogd of Alliance, Robert (Melody) Peters of Alliance; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; step-children, Joyce, Jean, Jana, Clark; horse, Divit; several other family members and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; grandson, Waylon; brother, Pete Peters; sister, Sue; nephew, Steven.

Memorials are suggested to Whitman Cemetery and Hyannis Ambulance Fund. Online condolences may be shared at

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. MT Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at Whitman Cemetery with Pastor Doug Lee officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those not able to attend. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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