AK-CHIN — Norbert Michael Peters Sr., 61, died on Feb. 18, 2021.
Mr. Peters was born on March 22, 1959, and grew up in Ak-Chin. He graduated from Maricopa High School, where was an exceptional athlete, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. He continued playing football, baseball, basketball and softball throughout his life and was known as a formidable, exciting and fun player by sports communities.
Not only was he a loving father and grandpa, but he was also a respected and loved leader and father figure to the rest of his family and friends. He cared greatly for the community where he and his family lived. He supported the Ak-Chin Community throughout his life, working for Parks and Recreation and Public Works/Sanitation, volunteering with the Fire Department and serving on Community Council. He was a big fan of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Notre Dame Fighting Irish and of playing the “air” accordion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Peters Jr., and a brother, David Peters Sr. He is survived by five sons and daughters, Norbert Peters Jr., Susan Guerin, Michael Peters Sr., Marlon Peters and Alaina Gonzales; his wife, Amanda; his mother, Evelina Lopez; 11 siblings, Carmen Peters, Florinda Peters, Marlene Peters, Elaine Peters, Cecil Peters, Jennette Peters, Adella Zabawa, Eugene Peters, Flora Howerton, Manuel Peters III and Karen Gardner; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.