Randy Peter, age 64, of Rhinelander, died on July 24, 2021, in Rhinelander. He was born on April 21, 1957, in Stillwater, Minn., the son of David and Elaine (Peterson) Peter. He attended elementary school in Stillwater and moved with his family to Sugar Camp in 1975. He graduated from the Three Lakes High School in 1975 and then enlisted in the US Air Force in 1977. He served in Michigan, Guam and London and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant at the time of his honorable discharge in 1982.
He married Holly Baker in 1978. They lived in Starks and then Eagle River where he was employed by the Cranberry marshes. He then attended Nicolet College and recieved a degree in computer programming. He received the Wall Street award while a student at Nicolet. After his graduation he went to work for Door County in Sturgeon Bay. He eventually moved back to Rhinelander and was employed by Shoeders and Birchfield Nurseries. He and Holly were divorced in 1999 and he then married Rebecca Johnson. A disability forced his early retirement.
Randy enjoyed any activity outdoors, especially hunting. He enjoyed working in the woods and getting ready for deer season.
Randy is survived by his wife Rebecca (Johnson), his sons Kyle Peter, Kevin (Lauren) Peter and Keith Peter, his granddaughter Mikenzie, his mother Elaine, his sisters Diane (Robert) Linder and Shari (Ronald) Bednark, his brother Craig Peter, nieces, nephews, his dog Chip and his cat Spooky.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Family services for Randy will be held at a later date. You may leave your private condolences for the Peter family at www.carlsonfh.com.
The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Peter family.
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