Ralph H. “Bud” Peitzmeier

Ralph H. “Bud” Peitzmeier

December 26, 1929 – April 29, 2020


Preceded in death by wife, Mildred.  Survived by children: Daniel (Jan) Peitzmeier, Mark Peitzmeier, Patti (Ronald) Olechoski, Ron (Colleen) Peitzmeier, and Jeff (Jody) Peitzmeier; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, David (Diane) Peitzmeier; sister-in-law, Donna Peitzmeier.

He truly was everyone’s Grandpa Bud.  Nothing made him happier than being with family and friends.

Visitation begins Monday, May 4th, 5pm with a Wake Service at 6:30pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (74 & Vinton St).  Funeral Tuesday, May 5th, 10am St. Joan of Arc Church.  Interment Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials to St. Joan of Arc Church.

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  • Mark E Waring Posted May 1, 2020 12:45 pm

    Sorry to the entire Peitzmeier family. Bud was a real gentleman, and he will be missed.

  • Jean (Bart) Fostvedt Posted May 2, 2020 7:02 am

    So sorry for your loss!🙏🏻

  • Lynda Munro Savio Posted May 2, 2020 9:40 am

    My condolences to the Peitzmeier family. Bud made Westgate a better community.

  • Kevin Cornwell Posted May 2, 2020 4:49 pm

    Condolences to the Peitzmeier Family. Bud was one of Westgate’s dads. Involved in many things that made growing up in Westgate so unique. Rest in Peace, Bud.

  • Brian Smith Posted May 2, 2020 6:09 pm

    Condolences from the entire Smith family. Bud was a great guy and a great friend of my parents.

  • Allan & LaDonna McClure Posted May 3, 2020 7:44 am

    Bud was a good friend with a very caring family, we extend our condolences

  • Jan (Schmidt) & Robert Tomarkin Posted May 3, 2020 9:40 am

    Bud was always our “second” Dad. What a wonderful man! He will be sorely missed. 😢

  • Mary Kay McQuillan Posted May 3, 2020 10:53 am

    My sympathies to the entire family. Bud was such a joy to be around during my teaching time at St Joan of Arc. Always so friendly and upbeat. Loved seeing him win at the Creighton game last season.

  • Gregg KupferOmaha, NE Posted May 4, 2020 7:52 am

    Sat behind Bud and his family for the last 10 years at all the Creighton men’s basketball games. Fun group to be around. Say hi to my brother Pud. Respectfully-Gregg Kupfer

  • Ron & Chris Hagedorn Posted May 4, 2020 10:16 am

    To a great long-time neighbor who raised a wonderful family. Bud was very helpful to so many people. We always enjoyed our conversations and sharing stories with Bud in our front yards. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Peitzmeier family.

  • Ron and Adella Mausbach Posted May 4, 2020 4:00 pm

    A long time friend has left us .A great man he was and will be missed we feel blessed to have known him..

  • Dave and Colleen Bunkers Posted May 4, 2020 5:31 pm

    Our condolences to the Peitzmeier family. Bud was a great guy and exemplified why Westgate was such a wonderful place to grow up. I have nice memories of playing little league baseball for him. Now he can join my dad and play a round of golf at Pebble Beach in the sky. Celebrate a life well lived!

  • Mark Berner Posted May 4, 2020 5:35 pm

    Very sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He was Mr. Westgate in many ways and would have been an advisor on The History of Westgate compilation (not yet written). Bud was happy, friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Bud and his cadre of subcontractors did many projects at my parents home in Westgate and mine as well. I miss him already. Best wishes to the Peitzmeier clan.

  • Mary Ann (Vipond) Armstrong Posted May 4, 2020 6:13 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the Peitzmeier family. Bud was such a nice man and raised a wonderful family. A life well lived!

  • Michael Kavan Posted May 4, 2020 6:25 pm

    Condolences to the Peitzmeier family. Many fond memories of Mr. Peitzmeier as a great baseball coach, a committed member of St. Joan of Arc parish, and a wonderful family man. He was a great role model for a close knit Westgate neighborhood. Thanks for the memories and the legacy you leave.

  • John Berens and Family Posted May 4, 2020 6:48 pm

    What an incredible man and example of overflowing love and joy to all those he met. I really looked forward to his after Christmas birthday celebrations every year. I was so grateful (and surprised) that he was willing to make the trip all the way to the east coast for our wedding— a perfect example of the kind of person he was. My sincerest condolences to the enormous, wonderful family he leaves behind. His impact and legacy is immeasurable and he will sorely missed.

  • Kate Beiting Posted May 5, 2020 6:55 am

    To all of your family: Bud was such a joy. I always looked forward to seeing him. Chatting, getting his take on the world that day, and the gleam in his eyes. A true gentleman and example for all. Blessings and peace.

  • Barb McMahon Posted May 5, 2020 9:03 am

    Always enjoyed being with Bud especially our years in Arizona, playing cards, watching Nebraska games. His joy and smile was what I remember most & listening and looking at all the grand children’s pictures. Will miss him so much
    God Bless Him

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