Myrtle Mary Peitz

Myrtle Mary Peitz, 92, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2022, at the West Point Care Center, West Point, Iowa.

She was born on March 10, 1930, the daughter of Theodore and Pearl (Sonntag) Brinkschroeder in Fort Madison, Iowa. On August 27, 1949, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church she married Richard Edwin Peitz. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2010.

Survivors include her children: Diane (Richard) Jennings of West Point, Iowa, Cindy Kennedy of Farmington, Iowa, Susan (Rob) Gruener of West Point, Iowa, Daniel (Laura) Peitz of Decatur, Georgia, Randy (Pamela) Peitz of West Point, Iowa, Mark Peitz of Burlington, Iowa, Alan (Monica) Peitz of Perry, Iowa, David (Lori) Peitz of Republic, Missouri, Doug Peitz (Deanna Boyle) of Danville, Iowa; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, two on the way and seven great great grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, one daughter in-law, one son in-law, two sisters and one brother.

Myrtle graduated from Catholic Central High School in Fort Madison, Iowa. She was a homemaker, cook at American Legion and worked for Sheaffer Pen Company. She was a member of Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, past member of Saint Anns Daughters of Isabella. Myrtle volunteered for many years at the West Point Care Center. She enjoyed embroidering her flowers and especially enjoyed her family.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. noon Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. that evening. A parish rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022 at  Saint Mary’s  of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point, Iowa.

A memorial has been established for Saint Mary’s Catholic Church or Calvary Cemetery.

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