Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Ambrose John Peeters, O. Praem.

Birth: May 28, 1924

Death: September 24, 2007

House: St. Norbert Abbey

  • Born in Little Chute, Wisconsin, 

  • v. 28 aug; 1948,

  • sol. p. 21 apr. 1953, 

  • ord. 30 may 1953.

Obituary for Father Ambrose John Peeters, O. Praem.

Father Ambrose John Peeters, O. Praem., age 83, a member of the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI, and a Norbertine priest, passed into God’s eternal kingdom on Monday, September 24, 2007. 

Father Peeters was born on May 28, 1924, in Little Chute, WI, to Richard and Anna (Weyenberg) Peeters.  His home parish was St. John Parish, Little Chute, WI.

He attended St. John High School in Little Chute, WI.  Father received a B.A. degree in Philosophy from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI, in 1950 and in 1959 his Masters in Religious Education from Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN.  He attended graduate studies at Villanova University , Philadelphia , PA , the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI , and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI .

Upon entering St. Norbert Abbey, he was vested as a novice on August 28, 1948.  He professed Simple Vows on August 28, 1950, professed his Solemn Vows on April 21, 1953 and was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1953.

Father Peeters was a member of the faculty at St. Norbert High School, De Pere, WI, Central Catholic High School and Premontre High School, Green Bay, WI where he also served as Athletic Director and Registrar and was Principal from 1982 to 1985.  He served as Administrator at Our Lady of the Snows at Namur and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Brussels , WI and was Pastor at St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay , WI and St. Joseph Parish, De Pere, WI.  Father Ambrose enjoyed the time he spent as Assistant Pastor at several parishes in Wyoming .  He was Mission Procurator for the Norbertines from 1985 – 1993.

Father Peeters is survived by the Norbertine Community; one sister, Doris Heiss, Appleton, WI., four brothers, James (Ida), Little Chute, WI, Gerald (JoAnn), Neenah, WI, Henry (Mary), Kalamazoo, MI and Peter (Agnes), Portage, MI, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Rev. R. Thomas, Robert, Carl  and one sister, Margaret Reider.

Burial will be in the St. Norbert Cemetery.

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