JoAnn M. Peitzmeier

JoAnn M. Peitzmeier

August 13, 1937 – January 14, 2021

 JoAnn Magdalene (Matya) Peitzmeier was born August 13, 1937 in Columbus, Nebraska to Joseph and Catherine (Chochon) Matya.  She attended St. Bonaventure Catholic School and graduated high school in 1955.  After graduation she moved to Omaha and worked at US Rubber company. In 1960 JoAnn married Duane Peitzmeier and together they had four children.  Throughout her career, she worked for various X-ray medical companies, retiring from Cassling Diagnostics Imaging.  She served as a former president of the VFW Auxiliary Post #8334 in Millard. For more than 50 years, JoAnn was a member of St. Gerald  Catholic Church, where she was also a member of the Altar Society.

She had many hobbies, some of which were playing pitch, bridge, keno, bowling, and spending time with her growing grandchildren. JoAnn was an avid reader of the Omaha World Herald and lifelong Husker fan.  She enjoyed traveling and went on many trips with her former classmates.  JoAnn looked forward to state bowling and spending time with her bowling friends.  She enjoyed trips to California with her sister Tillie.  She was a lover of a good cup of coffee and a selfless giver.  She loved to journal about family gatherings, and you could always rely on her for all the details.  JoAnn was loved by all and had many dear friends.

Survivors include Denise (Tim) Emal of Minden, NE, Diane Pryor of Kansas City, Tim Peitzmeier of Omaha and Mary Jo (Dan) Seberger of Cozad, NE.  Grandchildren: Colby Emal, Kelsey Emal, Sydney (Drew) Wagner, Casey Seberger along with one great-grandchild Steeley Wagner. Former husband Duane Peitzmeier of Springfield, NE. Numerous nieces and nephews. Special family friends, BJ and Margaret Hammel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Gerald Catholic School or Millard VFW Auxiliary Post #8334.

To view a family video scrapbook, click here:—video-scrapbook-rbkkg1zptbyklmqlzlki

VISITATION: Saturday, January 30th from 9:30am to 10:30am at St. Gerald Lakeview Chapel, 7859 Lakeview St. in Ralston, with WAKE/PRAYER SERVICE at 10:30am followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am. To view a live broadcast of the Services, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • Mary Lou Floersch Posted January 17, 2021 1:08 pm

    Dear children of JoAnn, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  • Brenda Monroe Posted January 18, 2021 11:10 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Jay & Kathy Corlett Posted January 21, 2021 12:02 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt JoAnn. She was a wonderful lady, who always had a heart bigger than her and a smile on her face. Her visits to California were so special to all of us. She will truly be missed. I know that Mom, Aunt JoAnn, and Aunt Tillie are all partying together right now. We love you guys!

  • Barbara A Woerth Posted January 26, 2021 5:39 pm

    JoAnn was one of my dearest friends from Grade 5 thru High School. We remained close to the end, and I shall forever remember our times together.
    Sincere Sympathy to children, grandchildren, and other close friends.

  • Tammy Eastlund Posted January 27, 2021 8:13 pm

    The world lost a beautiful lady, I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. Your Mom was always so kind, positive and jovial … a true icon of 94th Street. My love to you all.

  • Barb and Larry Nitz Posted January 28, 2021 4:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Mom was a special lady.

  • Don Kluthe Posted January 28, 2021 7:03 pm

    My sympathies in the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

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