Peter Nunnink, 76

Peter Arthur Nunnink, beloved husband, father, grandpa, and brother passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at age 76.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at the Delano United Methodist Church.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at 9:30 a.m., the service at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. A private inurnment will occur at a later date.

Please wear a mask. Memorials received will be split to give a scholarship to a senior at Buffalo High School and a senior at Delano High School.

What many of you may not know is that he was fully vaccinated and a constant mask wearer, but contracted breakthrough COVID-19 that killed him.

As we celebrate his life, we beg each of you to protect yourself, your family, and your friends and neighbors. Please don’t let this tragedy be yours. Please protect those who cannot protect themselves (like Peter). Please get vaccinated and wear your mask.

At the visitation and reception, there will be bagged lunches so you can go home or stay to eat, but whatever you do, please be safe.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Peter spent his career teaching math at Buffalo High School. He loved working with kids. He helped start three varsity hockey programs at Shanley High School (Fargo), Buffalo High School, and Delano High School. He coached hundreds of kids in football, hockey, basketball, and softball, including his daughters.

He loved his daughters beyond compare, doted on his grandchildren, and was the heart of the family. Words cannot express how much he was loved and how much he’ll be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Suzan; his daughters, Beth Nunnink and Julie Nunnink Koppinger and her husband Nathan; his three grandchildren, Jarred Koppinger, Ian Nunnink, and Jayden Koppinger; his brother, Stephen Nunnink and wife Randi; his sister, Tricia (Nunnink) Smith and her husband Dan; and his sister Nancy Nunnink Jones.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Nomi and Clem Nunnink; and his brother-in-law, A.D. Jones.

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