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Peter, A. Heinz

KIDRON — A. Heinz Peter, age 94, of Kidron, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community in Dalton, following a period of declining health.

Heinz was born on June 15, 1925, in Durnten, Zurich, Switzerland, to the late Jean and Marta (Raschka) Peter and graduated from Swiss Dairy College.  He married Rosa Tanner on October 12, 1953, in Switzerland. Rosa survives.

He was a Master Cheese Maker for many years and then worked for Schantz Pipe Organ Company in Orrville for 33 years, retiring in 1991.

Heinz was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, a former President of the Canton Swiss Society, and former Vice President of the North American Swiss Alliance. He enjoyed woodworking, model railroading, and as a Master Cheese Maker, he was a connoisseur of fine cheese.

In addition to his wife, Rosa, he is survived by three sons, Walt (Robin S.) Peter of Dayton, Fred (Debra) Peter of Oxford, and John (Stephanie) Peter of Grove City; six grandchildren, Adam (Rachelle) Peter, Aaron (Alinda) Peter, Yva (Shane) Day, Antonia Peter, Aristotle Peter, Arianna Peter; 4 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kurt (Margaret) Peter of Switzerland.

He was preceded in death by brother, Jean Peter; and sister, Dorli Lamprecht.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 300 S. Walnut St., Orrville, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Memorial services will follow at 1:00 pm on Saturday, at the CMA Church, with Pastor Ray L. Pfahler officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Kidron Fire Department, PO Box 155, Kidron, OH, 44636 or Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 300 S. Walnut St., Orrville, OH, 44667.

Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at

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