Paul Joseph Peters

Is a Veteran
Cemetery:Visitation Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon
Birth:Sun Jan 02 1938
Death:Wed Feb 14 2024
Plot #SE275


Paul was born at home in Verboort on January 2, 1938, the 11th of 13 children born to Albert and Catherine (Hillecke) Peters. He received all of his education in Verboort, graduating from the class of 1956. He served in the Army National Guard.

On October 20, 1962 he married Joann Spiering. After they were married, they lived in Gales Creek for a few years; then in 1966, they bought 52 acres of farmland on Kansas City Road in Forest Grove where Paul built a home for the family and where he resided until the end of 2023.

He worked as a builder and was proud of the many custom homes and pole barns he designed and built in Washington County. For most of his career he worked with his brother, Lawrence and his brother-in-law, Allen Spiering as Peters and Spiering Construction.  

Paul enjoyed his yearly deer and elk hunting trips and would spend a good part of the year planning these trips. He also enjoyed viewing the scenery and wildlife when he went on a cruise to Alaska.

He loved riding his “4 Trax” around his land, riding over to visit neighbors and shooting squirrels, all with his dog on his lap.

Paul left us on February 14, 2024, in Forest Grove, about four miles from where he was born. He is survived by his four daughters: Lisa (Mike) Goodrich, Tammy (Jeff) Boisselle, Janelle Kelly and Shelly Peters; five grandchildren: Tyler Schmidt, Jeremy Goodrich, Mackenzie (Timmy) Thomas, Cheyanna Kelly and Dawson Kelly. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers: Berna Reimers, Kathleen Sahlfeld, Lawrence (Jackie) Peters and Kenny (Arlene) Peters. And his dog, Harley.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joann in 2006 after 44 years of marriage, and eight siblings: Anna Marie, Frances, Norbert, Leander, Fritz, Helen, Stanley, and Barbara.

We would like to thank the staff at Silver Cloud Foster Home for the care they provided for Dad and support for us in the last few weeks of his life.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Paul, please support the Visitation Catholic School Phase II Campaign.

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