Donald J. “Don” Peterschmidt

Donald J. “Don” Peterschmidt, 81, of Montrose, Iowa, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Born on November 18, 1941, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Valentine and Nina (Fine) Peterschmidt. On October 1, 1968, in Fort Madison he married Connie Warrington.

He is survived by his wife: Connie of Montrose; sons: Kurt (wife Christine Skow) Peterschmidt of Coralville, Iowa and Greg (wife Leslie) Peterschmidt of Erwin, Tennessee. He is also survived by a granddaughter, grandson, step grandson and step granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Don graduated from Fort Madison High School and the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree in science. He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. Don retired from Monsanto as an analytical chemist. He enjoyed the the outdoors, being in nature, gardening and his yard.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at