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.
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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 www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.