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Louis C. Peer, Jr., age 94, of Greenville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, January 17, 2015 from his home under the loving care of his wife, daughters, and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Beryl Viola (Snider) & Louis Clint Peer, Sr. , he was born on May 3, 1920, in Mesick.

A veteran of World War II, Louis proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Pennsylvania in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and helped to liberate the Philippine Islands from Japanese occupation. He was a life member of the Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065 in Sheridan and the Ray E. Bostick American Legion Post 94 in Cadillac.

Following the war he returned to Greenville and on December 7, 1946, in Greenville, he married Geneva Pearl Ostrom and together they raised seven children, enjoyed over 68 years of marriage, were longtime members of the First Church of God in Greenville, and loved traveling across America together.

Louis retired from Federal Mogul Corp. in Greenville after 32 years of service and enjoyed woodworking, golfing, hunting and fishing, and just being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilda Morris and Janice Hauff; two brothers, Stanley Peer and Donald Peer; two daughters-in-law, Wilma Peer and Patricia Peer; and two infant grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Peer of Greenville; their children, Duane & Ann Peer of Trufant, Devere Peer or Rockford and Phyllis Peer of Florida, Darwin & Linda Peer of Standish, Marvin & Bobbie Peer of Indiana, David & Molly Peer of Connecticut, Doreen & Kim Akkerhuis of Greenville, and Dawn & Randy Kincaid of Cedar Springs; a brother-in-law, Martin Hauff; a sister-in-law, Lisa Peer of Florida; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. His pastor, Rev. Bob Cooper, along with longtime family friend, Rev. Tim Hyde, will officiate committal services, with full military honors, will take place in the spring at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Hospice will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Louis’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on January 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    John Fisher

    Devere / Darwin and family, so sad to read about the loss of your father .. time can seperate us but you are never forgotten. My prayers are with you, a friend always.


    Nancy Nichols

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know all moms cousins were very special to her. You are all in my prayers.

    Nancy Balcome Nichols


    Cathy owens

    Cathy owens family love n hugs


    Debbie (Taft) Dyer

    Marv, I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you and give you strength. We miss you @ the lunches. Take care.


    Dawn Kincaid

    Dad, I will miss our golf games, exciting marble games and our quiet conversations during the time I spent giving you a close shave! You have been a wonderful role model to everyone you came in contact with and each of us have our own special memories. Heaven received a very special angel when you left us here on earth for your tee time with god.



    Dad, Wow I can’t believe you finally made it to heaven. Heavens a much better place today because of your presence. I am so Blessed to have shared these past months by your side, laughing and crying I will never forget it. You are the Best Dad ever.


    Faye King

    Grandpa I am so grateful and blessed to have known you. God bless you . Such a kind heart and soul. All our from Texas to you.



    David and Marlene Peer

    You never but yourself ahead of your family. Family was your dream. You teached all of us to lead an honest and respectiful life. With this we all love you. You will be missed on this earth, but not in our hearts.

    David and Marlene


    John & Judy Galvin

    A special cousin always had a kind word and a smile. Will be greatly missed.



    Love and prayers to the family. Uncle Bud was a great man.


    Kim Hauff

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Judy Reusser

    Doreen and family: You are in my prayers today. Hugs to everyone.


  2. Leslie Peer on December 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

  3. Leslie Peer on December 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Grandpa Wish I had gotten to know you better
    Love Leslie

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