Peter Mulder, age 89, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Riverview Reformed Church in Yankton with Reverend Rodney Veldhuizen officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Corsica, following lunch at the church.
Peter Mulder was born April 22, 1926, on the family farm in Douglas County, South Dakota, to William and Katie (Rus) Mulder. He grew up on the farm and attended country school in Douglas County. He enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1948. After his time in the service, Peter returned to Douglas County to farm. He married Margaret Walker on November 15, 1950. To this union four children were born: Bill, Dianne, Bev and Janice. In 1969, Peter sold his farm and purchased the John Deere implement business in Corsica, which he owned and operated until 1987. After Margaret's death in 1988, Peter continued to live in Corsica. He married JoAnn Peterson on November 23, 1990 and subsequently moved to Yankton where he continued to enjoy buying and selling farm implements.
Peter was a generous and devoutly religious man who deeply loved children and his family. He selflessly gave to those in need. Peter was exceedingly grateful to be blessed with two wonderful wives. His prayer was that his family continue to live the faith he practiced and instilled in them.
Surviving family includes his brother, William "Ben" (Carol) Mulder of Armour; children: Bill Mulder of Mitchell; Dianne (Dave) Selchert of Yankton; Bev (Dwight) Bordewyk of Parkston; and Jan (Glenn) Geraets of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and numerous step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, and three sisters: Irene Meeter, Katie Borgman and Willamena Hoekstra.
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Thinking of you all and lots of love to you. Uncle Pete touched so many lives and loved so many people. What a special man and what a special uncle to me.
So sorry and sadden to hear about your loss. Peter and JoAnne were our neighbors on 21st and Burleigh. I remember our first conversation (it was almost like Tim the tool guy talking to his neighbor across the fence). He was marveling about the view "its like a park down there" looking to the east. I totally agreed with him and we started to have great conversations while we were "grilling". JoAnn was a saint. She would come over to watch our youngest daughter Janie (now 15) when Kathy had to pick up the kids at school. Kathy loved there 1/2 hour visit every day before picking them up. Peter was a generous person...when I was looking for a place to store my camper for the winter he offered to put it out at his shop east of town for free. Your family has been blessed with there presence all these years.
Jerry and Kathy Hoffman and family
What a wonderful & good man Uncle Pete was. I have such good memories of him as a little girl growing up in Corsica. Sending you all my love, thoughts & prayers.
Oh Jan, remember us running through the walls when uncle Pete was building (1975) house on edge of Cosica? How about Saturday nites tearing through John Deere Implement store downtown. Pete often came into the bowling alley for his Bismark/ coffee break. And best for last, picnic's @ Irene & Ernest's where you & I became lifetime friends. God bless the Mulder clan. xoxx Carmen Meeter
Sending my Sympathy and Prayers for you dear Mulder family. May God be with all of you during this sad time.
I will always remember Peter and the times he called me to make sure I was OK while Bill was away. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Sending our Sympathy for you family members, remember your Dad well from his days in the implement business.
Herman & Jeanette Fink
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