Nade Otis Peters

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Nade Otis Peters

October 15, 1925 - August 26, 2018

Nade Otis Peters Nade Otis Peters was born October, 15, 1925, in Walcott, Iowa, and died peacefully and without regret on August 26, 2018, in Frontenac, Mo., at the age of 92.
He was happily accepted in marriage by Nancy Jane Crowley of Berkeley, Mo., in 1956. She unhappily preceded him in death in 2010 after a lengthy and debilitating illness.
Nade was the last of four children born to Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Jane Peters, Dorothy Mae, Edward Frank, and Dr. James Arthur, all of whom are deceased.
Nade leaves five children, Dr. Edward (Angela), Andrew (Jennie), Timothy (Ling), Linda and Susan (Dr. Russell Henderson). His extended family also includes 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Nade was privileged to have spent several years of his early youth in the idyllic environment of Greenup - a small southern Illinois town with a (then) swimmable river! His high school years in Danville, Ill., during the early 1940s were cut short of graduation by "greetings" from President Franklin Roosevelt, with an "invitation" to join him in World War II.
During the war, Nade served in the U.S. Army with duty in Europe. In 1950, he graduated from Northwestern University (with the grateful assistance of the G.I. Bill), and was employed in St. Louis at McDonnell-Douglas Corporation for nearly 40 years. He worked at MDC in the Engineering Laboratories, in Airplane Advanced Design, and, for 20 years, served as the editor of a technical magazine distributed to military users of the corporation's fighter aircraft.
Nade was a founder, mentor and Associate Fellow of the St. Louis Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. He was a long-time volunteer in the Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts of St. Louis, and an enthusiastic supporter of all the athletic activities of his children, often, according to them, somewhat too vociferously. Nade greatly enjoyed traveling, both in his work and with his family, especially in searching out ancestral connections in Germany for himself and in Ireland for his colleen.
All-in-all and upon reflection, Nade often expressed himself as having, at least in his opinion, used his allotted years reasonably well, and leaves the future to those who will experience it. And at his conclusion, he respectfully requests all who knew him to honor the phrase that essentially governed his life: "This, too, shall pass." He experienced many more good times than bad, but they all passed - including this one.
In accordance with his wishes, and because he has somehow managed to outlive most of his peers, there will be no visitation. Interment with Nancy at beautiful Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will be private. He welcomes a visit should you ever find yourself in the neighborhood.
Published on August 27, 2018
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