Glen Myron Peaster
June 12, 1923 ~ August 10, 2012
August 14, 2012
Glen Myron Peaster departed this life on August
10, 2012, reaching the age of 89.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 14, at Mountain View Mennonite
Church , Bonners Ferry, with interment in the
Mountain View Mennonite Cemetery.
My dear husband, our dad and grandpa, Glen Myron
Peaster was born to Joseph and Susie Becker
Peaster on June 12, 1923, in Montezuma, Kansas.
Dad grew up in western Kansas in the "dirty
thirties." With his mother being an invalid, his
childhood was not easy. Dad often expressed his
appreciation of those that touched his life in
Dad accepted Christ as his personal Savior and
was baptized into the Church of God in Christ
Mennonite in 1939 at the age of 16. His faith
was very precious to him.
Dad, together with his parents and four
brothers, moved to Winton, California, in 1941.
He worked on the Arkalien Ranch and farmed sweet
Dad married our mother, Ethel Dirks, on April
16, 1944, in Bonners Ferry. They lived in Winton
and Bonners Ferry until settling in Bonners
Ferry in 1954.
They enjoyed 68 years of joys and sorrows
together. The loss of their son, Lavern, in a
tragic accident in 1964, was a very difficult
time for Dad and Mom.
Dad lived his life with enthusiasm and vibrancy.
He never met a stranger. He loved his Savior,
his family, and his fellow travelers, and upon
meeting someone he often asked, "Do you love the
Lord?" Dad and Mom's home was open to all. Often
unexpected guests graced their table. Our
parent's mission here seemed to be providing a
home for many young people.
We as a family treasure dads devotions to his
prayers and love of singing. In his prayers he
often expressed his thankfulness that God
brought him from darkness to the marvelous
light! Dad loved to go to church and it was
important to be on time.
Dad was employed at the sawmill and feed store
before starting his dairy. He enjoyed his chosen
occupation, and also his hobby of raising
chickens. A good game of horseshoes with friends
and family was a good way to end a day.
Left to cherish precious memories are his loving
wife Ethel, daughters Barbara and Bill Mastre,
Bruneau, Idaho, Laura, Bonners Ferry, Aldonna
and Les Isaac, Bruneau, Idaho, Louetta and
Robert Koehn, Connell, Washington, Doreen and
Kurt Wedel, Liberty, Kentucky, Glenette and
Kevin Becker, Princeton, Idaho, son Ron and
Jonnlyn Peaster, Bonners Ferry; 26
grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, and one
great great grandson. Also surviving are sister
Dorothy Bolcoa; brothers Raymond and wife
Arlene, Leonard and wife Darlene, Homer and wife
Velda; and sister-in-law Christina all of
Also our mother's family; Dessie and Leonard
Regehr, Buhl, Idaho, Ernie and JoAnn Dirks,
Joanne and Bob Mastre, Larry and Judy Dirks,
Dennis and Donna Dirks and Darlene and Willie
Peachey, all of Bonners Ferry, and Bob and
Michelle Dirks, Grand View, Idaho.
Brother-in-law Verden Boese, Pincher Creek,
Alberta, sisters-in-law Iva Dirks, Bonners
Ferry, and Phyllis Dirks, Federal Way,
Preceding him in death were his parents, one
son, five brothers & one sister, four
brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law.
Family and friends are invited to sign Glen’s
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of
Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.