In Memory of

Jack Michael St. Peters

May 23, 1942 - January 19, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Jack Michael St. Peters

Jack Michael St. Peters

Born: May 23, 1942
Died: January 19, 2022
Age: 79

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     Jack M. St. Peters was born May 23, 1942 in Greenville, Michigan.  He was the third and youngest son of S.E. St. Peters and Marcella (Stevenson) St. Peters.  Jack graduated from High School at Owosso, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1965.

     Jack followed in his father’s footsteps in working at JC Penney Co. for 34 years and was able to retire at the age of 57.  He worked at Flint, MI, Port Huron, MI, Indianapolis, IN, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Sioux City, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Fairmont, MN and retired as Cluster Store Manager in Spencer, IA.

     Jack was drafted during the Viet Nam war and decided to join the United States Marine Corps in 1966.  Jack served in Viet Nam as a Non-Commissioned Officer for 15 months.  Jack was stationed just north of Da Nang at Red Beach, but did some duty in Chu Lai, Phu Bai, Khe Sanh, and Dong Ha.

     Jack married Michelle Ouellette in 1972 and raised a daughter, Heather. They later divorced.  Jack was very fond of golf and took many fishing trips to Canada with some of his best friends.  Also, he took many snowmobile trips, motorcycle trips and participated in 17 trips riding his bicycle on RAGBRAI.  Some of these bicycle trips included his brother and wife or his two nephews and their wives.  He was very active in the American Legion having served at various capacities at Post, District and State levels.  He also served with the American Legion Hawkeye Boys State of Iowa for many years.  He served in several different counselor positions, and most recently had the honor of serving as the Director for Iowa’s program.  He also served on many different boards and was director or president of most.

     Jack Michael St. Peters, age 79, of Spencer, Iowa passed away January 19, 2022 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jim and Bob.

     Left to cherish his memory is his long time and best friend, Susan Endrulat, his daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews and many friends. 


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Memorial Services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer

Military Services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 & V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 of Spencer immediately following the memorial services at the funeral home
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Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home


Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:37 AM
“Mr. St. Peters was my boss during his years at JC Penney in Spencer Iowa. He was a very quiet boss, not sure what that meant. I recall him attending my retirement from Penney's He also was helpful at the time of my grandsons death, for Veterans. I am sorry to hear of his death. Marilyn Zellaha

- marilyn k zellaha
Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 7:38 AM
“I became aquainted with Jack about 6 yrs ago at Boys State. Jack was a great director and done a wonderful job managing the program and keeping it functional. I will always admire Jack's dedication to everything he done and give him my utmost respect. You will be greatly missed.RIP Jack
Bob Waugh, Commander Dept. Of Iowa”
- Robert Von Waugh, Commander Dept.of Iowa
Friday, February 4, 2022 at 10:37 AM
“I had the priviledge of getting to know Jack over the past 4 years. Jack embodied servant leadership, hospitality and kindness. The organizations he was fond of and poured his heart into will surely miss him. On behalf of the American Legion of Iowa Department Staff, we express our sincere condolences to Jack's family and closest friends.”
- Ryan Kowlessar
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 7:25 AM
“Jack was our neighbor, he was such a kind man. We will miss him. RIP Jack 🙏”
- Jeanne and Dan McEntee
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 9:04 AM
“I knew Jack through the Boys State program, first as a counselor and then as director. Jack loved working with the boys, but most important was the friendship he developed with many Iowa boys and especially all those Spencer boys he brought with him. I will always remember how Jack thought flag days was important. As a city counselor Jack celebrated by lining the sidewalks with flags and as one entered his barracks flags flew on each bunk! Jack thanks for the memories. Boys State will miss you. ”
- Jerry Southmayd
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 12:18 PM
“I will always appreciate Jack's leadership as manager of the JCPenney store in Spencer. My wife and I will always value his friendship through the years. We thank him for his service to our country as he served proudly during the Vietnam War. May you rest in peace with the Lord Rod and Helen Castenson”
- Rod and Helen Castenson
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:48 AM
“I will always have the greatest respect of jack ;not only as my boss but as a fellow american legion member. jack and i did alot together for the good of the legion tokeep it #1post in iowa. a big thank you now you will be at peace with your maker jesus christ god you jack from a good friend bob faulkender.”
- robert faulkender
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:48 AM
“Jack was a very good friend to all. It was fun to listen to his stories about the boys he met at American Legion Boys State. Very good Director at Boys State, his leadership will be remembered. RIP Jack.”
- Jim Peterson
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:47 AM
“Jack was like a father to me growing up. I remember going to Canada on many fishing trips. Going to Florida and learning how to golf with his father. And him taking me to Disney world for the first time. He took a young fatherless child and was a farther that he didn't have to be. You will be truly missed and loved Jack!”
- Chuck Rosch
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:47 AM
“Jack was always willing to take part in our Veteran's Day program at Sacred Heart school and I got to know him then. He was so nice and great to work with. I am so sorry for his family's loss. RIP Jack.”
- Shirley Selzer
Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:44 AM
“I am truly saddened to hear of Jack's passing. I knew him for a number of years as a counselor and Director of Iowa's American Legion Hawkeye Boys State. He was a good leader, and inspired others to do their best. He always seemed to have time to listen to the problems of any and all. You will be remembered and honored for your selfless work at Boys State. Rest In Peace!”
- Aaron Schmidt
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 8:13 PM
“jack was a great man to me going to miss him at the conferences RIP MARINE thoughts and prayers to the fa”
- George Farrell
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“Jack will missed by everyone. He accepted the 9th District Boys State Chair from me after being a counselor for years before that. Jack so loved that job, the program excelled with his leadership. Rest on peace Jack.”
- Lyle Schaffer
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2:04 PM
“I will miss talking to Jack and riding with him, he was a great man and fellow Victory rider, we had a lot of memorable moments in the Legion riders”
- Christopher Eilers
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