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Beverly R. Peitz

April 22, 1951 — April 20, 2023

Hartington, NE

Bev R. Peitz age 71 of Hartington, NE died on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Arbor Care Center in Hartington after a short, but courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Visitation will continue Tuesday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  The family asks that people attending services wear colorful clothes as they want to celebrate Bev’s life in a positive way.

Pallbearers will be Brad Peitz, Patrick Peitz, Mike Peitz, Nick Peitz, Rod Bell, and Dan Petersen. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Bev’s grandchildren.

Beverly Rose was born on April 22, 1951 in Yankton, SD to LaVern Bernard and Dorothy Christina (Guenther) Murray.  She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1969.  She had two years of college in Omaha at the Lincoln School of Commerce learning stenography. She married Darrell Joseph Peitz on July 28, 1972 in Hartington.  Bev worked at the Peitz GMC dealership for a while then for Gurney’s Seed and Nursery in Yankton, SD, Neu Cheese in Hartington and then for the Bank of Hartington for 20 years.  Bev worked at Larry’s Heating and Cooling in Yankton, ‘retiring’ in 2018. She couldn’t be idle, so she returned to work at Larry’s Heating and Cooling for an additional two years. 

Bev was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its ladies Guild. She was a self-taught sewer with remarkable skills. Bev was a member and past president of the Dakota Prairie Quilt Club. She enjoyed road trips to quilt shops throughout the Midwest, often meeting up with her ‘Woolies’ friends. Bev was a multi-award winner at Riverboat Days Quilt shows, Biennial Shows, and G.A.R. Hall shows. She was a devoted mother and friend; she adored spending time with her grandchildren.

Bev is survived by her husband, Darrell of Hartington; six children Brad (Carrie) Peitz of Hartington, Sherie (Rod) Bell of Bellwood, NE, Patrick (Kendra) Peitz of Glenwood, IA, Mike (Amanda) Peitz of Norfolk, Nick (Sarah) Peitz of Norfolk, Laura (Dan) Petersen of Stanton; 16 grandchildren – Kennadi, Anders, Chesney, Kallie, Issak, Korbin, Brinley, Avery, Aidan, Liam, Kade, Hazel, Ethan, Taylor, Elliot, and Rowan; six siblings Anne Hoesing of Jackson, Jeffery (Jane) Murray of Dayton, OH, Charles (Lynette) Murray of Fullerton, Shane Murray of Raleigh, NC, Christie Murray of Wayne, Paul Murray of St. Paul, MN; many nieces and nephews.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter; three brothers Robert, John, and Gerry “Badger” Murray; parents-in-law Joe and Sylvia Peitz; brother-in-law Howard Hoesing; sister-in-law Karen Stunden; brothers-in-law Tim and Tom Peitz.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, April 24, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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Prayer Service

Monday, April 24, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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