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Imogene L. Peters


Imogene L. Peters, age 94 of Lowell, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Strauss; daughter, Cheryl Murphy; granddaughters, Caryn Strauss and Nicole Murphy. Imogene is survived by her daughter, Lynn Schroeder; six grandchildren, Lauri (Jake) Smit, Sean Strauss, Jennifer (Peg) Murphy, Michelle (Nolan) Brightman, Lisa (Mark) Strouse, Lyndsey Schroeder; eleven great-grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Dylan and Makenna Smit, Jordyn, Jaelyn and Gavin Strauss, Rylee and Payten Brightman, Braeden and Andrew Strouse; sister, Lois Filkins; daughter-in-law, Mary Strauss; special kids, Ryan, Nicole and Brinley Reibel, and Kallie and Katie Holzhueter; friends, Mary Atchison Markle, and Deb & Roger Reed. Imogene Lou VanGilder Peters was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, mother, neighbor, grandmother and great grandmother. She had many people she took under her wing and nurtured. Most of all, she loved babies and her role as Gramma Gou. Though she was a child and adult of meager means, you would have never known this when she fed you. Her generosity was boundless, when hosting or co-hosting a gathering for a holiday or other events, there was always enough food for everyone expected to attend and if they brought along others, she planned for that. Everyone went home well fed and usually with a dish for later. This woman was a “Me Too” survivor during and from the 1930s, when there was none. God bless her for not only surviving, but she rose above and wanted to comfort others in need. We loved her, will miss her and she will be in our hearts for eternity. Visitation will be Sunday, August 4th, from 4 PM to 7 PM at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Interment August 6th at Ada Township Cemetery, 6340 Grand River Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301 at 10:00 AM.

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  1. R.I.P. Imy, you are going to be missed by all. You are such a wonderful model of a great lady & friend. I am so sorry I did not stop & visit this summer. All I can say is God love you & Bless you forever. Love you, Joyce

  2. Sorry for your loss. I will miss her a lot even with me so far away here in Montana. We still exchanged Christmas Cards since I moved here 20 plus years ago. Prayers for her family.

  3. Imy the lady with a heart of gold. Loved by all and will be missed by all. Condolences to the family.

  4. My heart goes out to you all. Gramma was amazing and strong and so sassy. She called me out when necessary and spoke praise when earned.

  5. I love and miss you Grandma Gou, you will forever be in our hearts. You made the best popcorn balls, goulash, pancakes ect.

  6. Lynn & Family, my deepest condolences for the loss of loving & wonderful woman. May the loving memories she created forever be embedded in your hearts.

  7. We will miss you and your generous nature Grandma Gou.
    The Stefan Family

  8. Our Heavens are rejoicing as such a loved wonderful woman is welcomed home. What a glorious reunion as celebration breaks out on those streets of gold. My life has been blessed to have known Grandma Imy. May her family and friends find comfort during this difficult time.

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