Fred J. Peters, age 82, of Richland, MI died May 23, 2017. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and four sisters. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired after 20 years of service from National Water Lift. Fred shared 60 years of marriage to his beloved wife Shirley. He loved hunting, camping, fishing and golfing. Fred is survived by his wife, Shirley and their children, Jim (Tammie) Peters, John (Teri) Peters, Steve (Kellie) Peters, Sue (Tom) Forsberg, Julie (Dale Girke) Kilgore and Lori (W.J.) Stafford and 13 wonderful grandchildren. A memorial mass to celebrate Fred's life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, in honor of his granddaughter. Cremation has taken place per his wishes by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel.