METROPOLIS, Ill. — Mr. Dennis Peitzmeier, 79, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, Ill.
He was born June 11, 1934, in Gregory Landing, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, August A. and Victoria Louise Peitzmeier. He married Marjorie Hare on February 2, 1957, in Macomb, Ill. He lived in St. Patrick, Mo., during his early childhood then moved to Macomb, Ill., in 1944. He graduated from Macomb Senior High School in 1953. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He worked at GTE as supervisor of the central office equipment area in 1981 at Metropolis until retiring in 1990. After retiring from GTE he worked at Long Distance Management.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years; five daughters, Maria Montalvo of Macomb, Ill., Susan Romano of Macomb, Ill., Karen Peitzmeier of Macomb, Ill., Julia Manning of Manassas, Va., and Angela Lamb of Metropolis, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Smith of Macomb, Ill.; and two sisters-in-law, Anne Peitzmeier of Plainfield, Ill., and JoAnne Peitzmeier of Evansville, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one stepgrandchild; and five brothers, Lawrence, Paul, Andrew, August, and Alvin.
He was active in helping organize a Junior Achievement program for students as well as helping with the Science Club at Macomb High School while living in Macomb. He was an active member in the Metropolis Kiwanis until shortly before his death.
Pallbearers are sons-in-law, Greg Montalvo and Michael Romano, both of Macomb, Ill., and John Lamb of Metropolis; grandsons, Zachary Bartz of Macomb, Ill., Tyler Romano of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Luke Manning of Charlottesville, Va.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Dean Hinners, Joel Jennings, Leonard Maggio, Dr. Stephen Miller, David Park, Mark Thompson.
Memorials may be made to: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 East 3rd Street, Metropolis, IL 62960; or Metropolis Kiwanis Club, c/o Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 760 Metropolis, IL 62960.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 1, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2013, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Father Michael Christopher Mujule will officiate. A graveside burial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, Ill., with Monsignor Richard Pricco officiating.