Peter Lawrence Dondelinger
May 23, 1947 – October 13, 2019
Peter was preceded in death by parents, Clara (Struppith) and Emil Dondelinger; siblings: Emil “Donnie” Dondelinger Jr., Sally (Scott) Dondelinger, Edward “Eddie” Dondelinger, Sharon (Dondelinger) Schreck-White. He is survived by his wife; Pamela Sue (Hansen) Dondelinger; siblings; William “Bill” and wife Linda (Jensen) Dondelinger, Penelope”Penny” (Dondelinger) and husband, Robert “Bob” Minardi; children, Kimberly (Dondelinger) VanCleave, Peter “Greg” Dondelinger and wife Laurie (Brown) Dondelinger; grandchildren: Mikenzie (Dondelinger) VanCleave, Mikayla VanCleave, Morgan Dondelinger, Jacob Dondelinger, and Nicole Dondelinger; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 21st from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:30am, West Center Chapel. Graveside Service: Tuesday, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334.
Pete Dondelinger passed away on October 13, 2019 at the age 72. He was born on May 23, 1947 at Lutheran Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska to Emil and Clara (Struppith) Dondelinger. He shared his childhood with his six siblings: Donnie, Sally, Eddie, Sharon, Bill and twin sister, Penny.
In 1966, Pete entered the U.S. Marines Corps where he became a Corporal E-4 and was later honorably discharged on January 27, 1972. Pete proceeded to earn two associate degrees, (General Studies/ Welding) from Metropolitan Community College. Pete devoted 40 plus years to his career at Loziers as a Quality Control Specialist, retiring in 2012.
At just 15 young years, Peter met the love of his life, Pamela Sue (Hansen). Pete and Pam married on June 21, 1969 in Papillion, Nebraska and celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. They bought their family home together in 1970 and proceeded to have two children, Kimberly (1970) and Peter “Greg” (1973). Pete and Pam share five grandchildren and one great grandchild (unborn): Mikenzie, Mikayla, Morgan, Jacob, Nicole and Matthew Lawrence.
Pete was a proud member of the Millard VFW and participated in a regular bowling league with dear friends every Tuesday and Thursday. He also enjoyed rounds of golf, shooting pool, and playing his Penny Keno “many ways.” Additionally, Pete also enjoyed many vacations, loved making trips to the casino with his beloved wife, enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing, loved to dance and loved his Huskers. Pete was the best at making people laugh and could always tell a good joke.
Each morning, Pete enjoyed a hot cup of coffee on the porch where he would make friends and feed the neighborhood cat and wildlife, or in the shed with their dog Harley. When Pete wasn’t bowling, he spent most of his time at home with his wife. Pete loved his slippers and suspenders, Swisher Sweets, and his ice-cold Milwaukee’s Best, salted, of course.
Pete had a very blessed life and will be missed by so many, especially by his amazing wife, Pam, whom he loved so much and couldn’t live without.