Peter Joseph Rethwisch, 83, of Lansing, Iowa died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Central Iowa Healthcare, Marshalltown, Iowa. Peter Joseph was born on November 2, 1933 to Philip and Fern Elizabeth (Trayer) Rethwisch in Waukon, Iowa. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1951.
Peter was united in marriage with Patricia Wagner on June 14, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing, Iowa. He owned and operated Rethwisch Lumber in Lansing, Iowa until his retirement in August of 2016. Peter enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, playing cards, cooking and traveling. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the ICC Choir, Knights of Columbus, Jaycees, Lions Club and was a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts.
Peter is survived by his children, Jerry (Mary) Rethwisch of Farmington, Minnesota, Jim (Maglei) Rethwisch of Winter Haven, Florida, Dave (Ellen) Rethwisch of Iowa City, Iowa, Jay Rethwisch of Lansing, Iowa, Dan (Ann) Rethwisch of Corpus Christi, Texas, Judi (Jeff) Darling of Lansing, Iowa, Pete (Bea) Rethwisch of Marion, Iowa and Mari (Scott) Smith of La Crosse, Wisconsin; thirty-three grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Rethwisch on February 2, 2004; parents, Philip and Fern Rethwisch; son, Robert Rethwisch; daughter, Jayne Stahl; grandson, Ricky Stahl; and one sister, Marilyn Rethwisch.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the family.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2-6 pm with a 2:00 pm Rosary and 6:00 pm Scripture Service at Thornburg- Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church on Monday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing, Iowa with Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg as the Celebrant.
Burial will be held at a later date.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.