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Peter O. Meder

May 30, 1941 — October 1, 2015

Peter O. Meder, 74, of Bellevue, passed away, Thursday afternoon, October 1, 2015, at Mill Valley Care Center, in Bellevue, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at 6:00pm Saturday evening, October 10, at The American Legion in Bellevue, all friends and family are welcome. A visitation for Pete will be held Saturday afternoon prior to the reception from 3:00 6:00pm at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Peter was born May 30, 1941 in Elkader, Iowa to Lloyd and Ila Meder. He graduated from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. Peter married Virginia Ginny Frankl on August 7, 1965 in Elkader. He was a humorous salesman for many years, finishing his career with Docuforms, LLC, as a regional Iowa representative. Peter was an avid Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed fishing, the occasional toddy, hunting morels, playing cards and especially golfing. Peter was quick witted and always the first to tell a joke. He and Ginny travelled regularly to Ouray, Colorado, which was their special mountain getaway and their home-away-from-home for thirteen years. Pete will be deeply missed, but forever remembered in the hearts of those he loved. Peter is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ginny, of Bellevue; daughters, Jeanette Bautsch and Louise Meder, of Bellevue, and his 'favorite' grandson, Brent Gerlach, of Madison, Wisconsin. Peter was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Prudence Leachman; nephew, James Leachman; son in-law, Thomas Bautsch and his beloved - and favorite - yellow labrador. Molly Marie. The family would like to give a special thank you to Mercy Hospital, Mill Valley Care Center, Hospice of Jackson County, Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ron Besch, The Boys, House of China, Rotary, the Mighty Mississippi, the San Juans, friends, and every considerate reader whose heart remembers and mourns the loss of Pete. May his joy and love for life live on through us all.Reception:American Legion111 Market StreetBellevue, IA 52031
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service

100 N 6th St, Bellevue, IA 52031

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