Dorothy "Dodi" "Pete" Peters
On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, Dorothy Irene "Dodi" "Pete" Peters, loving daughter, sister and aunt of 16, passed away
at the age of 87.
Dorothy was born Aug. 24, 1933, outside of Morse, Iowa. After high school, she attended nursing training at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, where after graduating she worked on the surgical ward. After three years, she left Mercy and worked at the VA Hospital in Iowa City on the psychiatry ward. In 1972, Dorothy moved to Manhattan, N.Y., and continued her work doing what she loved, working in the psychiatry department and helping her patients. Reflecting on her move to New York she said, "I intended to stay for two years and I forgot to come home." Dorothy retired in 1997 but remained in the city she loved before returning home in 2015.
Dorothy loved being surrounded by her close friends and family. She enjoyed taking trips to Atlantic City, completing crossword puzzles, watching sports and reading. She looked forward to visitors including family, especially her nephews and nieces, so she could show them "her" city. "My nieces and nephews give me the greatest joy." Family was always her number one priority.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Matt and Charlotte Peters; her brother and sister-in-law, John and Esther Peters; and her nephew, Michael Peters.
She is survived by her brothers, M. James Peters (Nancy), Lombard, Ill., and William R. Peters (Carolyn), Iowa City, Iowa; and her much loved 16 nephews, nieces and 32 great-nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was a very loving and giving person. She had a soft spot in her heart for those less fortunate. She left a very lasting, positive effect on friends, family and those who were fortunate to know her.
A rosary will be recited, and a brief sharing time will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Iowa City. Friends are welcome to attend. Please wear a mask and socially distance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhc-eiwi.org/donate), St. Jude's Hospital (www.stjude.org/) or The Oaknoll Foundation (in memory of Dorothy Peters on the memo line)' please send donations to: Oaknoll Foundation memorials (P.O. Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52244).
Online condolences may be made at www.lensingfuneral.com.