Jack M. St. Peters was born May 23, 1942 in Greenville, Michigan. He was the third and youngest son of S.E. St. Peters and Marcella (Stevenson) St. Peters. Jack graduated from High School at Owosso, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1965.
Jack followed in his father’s footsteps in working at JC Penney Co. for 34 years and was able to retire at the age of 57. He worked at Flint, MI, Port Huron, MI, Indianapolis, IN, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Sioux City, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Fairmont, MN and retired as Cluster Store Manager in Spencer, IA.
Jack was drafted during the Viet Nam war and decided to join the United States Marine Corps in 1966. Jack served in Viet Nam as a Non-Commissioned Officer for 15 months. Jack was stationed just north of Da Nang at Red Beach, but did some duty in Chu Lai, Phu Bai, Khe Sanh, and Dong Ha.
Jack married Michelle Ouellette in 1972 and raised a daughter, Heather. They later divorced. Jack was very fond of golf and took many fishing trips to Canada with some of his best friends. Also, he took many snowmobile trips, motorcycle trips and participated in 17 trips riding his bicycle on RAGBRAI. Some of these bicycle trips included his brother and wife or his two nephews and their wives. He was very active in the American Legion having served at various capacities at Post, District and State levels. He also served with the American Legion Hawkeye Boys State of Iowa for many years. He served in several different counselor positions, and most recently had the honor of serving as the Director for Iowa’s program. He also served on many different boards and was director or president of most.
Jack Michael St. Peters, age 79, of Spencer, Iowa passed away January 19, 2022 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jim and Bob.
Left to cherish his memory is his long time and best friend, Susan Endrulat, his daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews and many friends.