Mark F. Peters
Mark F. Peters, 63, passed away on September 12, 2020 at his home in Overland Park with his wife, Susan Fulton, and two children, Ryan Peters and Anna Peters at his side. Mark was an architect, designer, painter, a humorist and a fan of music.
Mark had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and a great appreciation for the things he loved. He was always taking pictures of his friends, family, clouds and vistas and sharing them with others. His optimism, humor and care for those around him made him a wonderful friend to many throughout his life.
Mark is survived by his wife, his children, his brothers Mike Peters and Steve Peters, his sisters Therese Peters Shinn and Joan Peters Chastain, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Mark is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ann Peters Berns.
Mark was born on June 10, 1957 in northeast Iowa to James and Jean Peters. He was raised in Monona, Iowa and Emmetsburg, Iowa. Mark graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1975. In 1979 he earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Architecture from Iowa State University and in 1983 earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 1983, prior to graduation, Mark and two fellow students won Third Prize in a non-student, National Design Competition to transform Spectacle Island, on the Boston inner harbor, into a recreational and educational area.
Following graduation Mark began his career in Kansas City working for his mentor, Roger Kraft at Roger’s Architecture-Design studio. For the next 40 years Mark worked with several Kansas City area architectural firms, most recently with HNTB of Kansas City and DLR Group in Overland Park. During Mark’s career he had the opportunity to be a part of many local projects including the HNTB Corporation Headquarters Building on Kirk Drive and the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Center, Grand Ballroom. Both projects were recipients of AIA awards.
Outside of architecture, Mark had an interest in sketching, painting, astronomy and weather. He was a gifted artist who exhibited in several regional art shows and often gave his paintings away to his friends. Mark’s love of astronomy and weather was fueled by Mark’s inquisitive nature and the expansive horizon of his childhood on the Iowa landscape.
Mark will be forever remembered by his family and friends for the time he spent with them watching or attending sports events, satirizing old TV shows and just hanging out with those he loved. Mark’s dry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him best.
A celebration of life is planned for Mark’s immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kansas City Hospice (www.kchospice.org).