The town of Munising lost a little shine this week when Pamela Peters slipped away on November 27, 2020. Pamela was born on March 2, 1956 in Duluth, MN to the late William and Louise Lauer. Although she had been married previously, Pamela married the true love of her life, Scott Peters, on August 13, 2005 and spent the happiest 15 years of her life at their home they built on Connors Road.
Pamela passed away far too young after a lengthy struggle with a progressively deteriorating disease. During her illness, she was well cared for by her loving husband Scott, her beloved sister Patti Smith, her daughter, Jeanie Anderson and a host of health aides and nurses who came to love the shining light of Pamela’s heart.
Pamela’s greatest joys on earth were her grandkids, Hannah Anderson, Omer Nevils IV, and Kylan Benkarski. Her love for them went far beyond words and she maintained a loving and beautiful relationship with them. They were, truly, the sparkle in her eyes.
She leaves behind her husband, Scott Peters, her daughter Jeanie Anderson, her sons Lee Anderson and Omer Nevils III, her aforementioned grandkids, her three sisters Lorraine Cowling and Lynette Davis of Ishpeming, MI and Patricia Lauer-Smith (Cliff) of Chilton WI as well as a host of other family and friends. They will all miss her dearly as will her much spoiled doggies, Ruby and Minnie, who were her constant companions through health and sickness alike. She was an active member of the Munising Baptist Church and lived her life immersed in a deep and simple faith in God. Until her health prevented her from continuing to do so, she enjoyed working for the Alger County Commission on Aging and created close bonds with many of her clients and their families.
During the last decades of her life, Pamela made it her mission in life to bring blessings to others and care for people to the best of her abilities. She was generous with her time, with her love, with material possessions and with herself. She took immense pleasure in finding ways to help others and was known in her community for the innumerable times that she went out of her way to lend a hand. Most importantly, though, Pamela showed up for others. The coffee pot was always on and she always had time to spare for someone who needed it.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you, in the true spirit of Pamela, spread generosity in your community. Find a way to turn and lend a helping hand to someone who needs it. Spend time with someone who could use a shoulder to lean on. Slip a struggling parent some money if you have extra to spare. Reconcile with a loved one. Compliment a stranger. Spread kindness with the greatest intention. We have no doubt that Pamela will be watching and doing her classic fist pump / happy dance of joy that blessings are continuing in her name.
A celebration of Pamela’s life will be held in the Summer of 2021.
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