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Mary Jo Peitzman

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Mary Jo Peitzman


Mary Jo Peitzman, 68, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 24, at New Hope Assembly of God Church, 4425 - 70th St. in Urbandale. Private graveside services will be held at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.

Mary Jo was born on April 4, 1945, in Des Moines to Joseph and Marie (Knoll) Torsky.

She graduated from Dallas Center-Grimes High School and married Elwin Peitzman on July 3, 1964. They made their home in Grimes where they raised their six children. Mary Jo loved caring for people's babies and tending her flower gardens.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Elwin, her children, Robin (John) Matthews, Joseph (Joyce) Peitzman, Misty (William) Gray, Michael (Dawn) Peitzman, Dawn (Dana) Livingston and David (Valorie) Peitzman, all of Grimes; 17 grandchildren, Kristina, Kathleen (Colby), Kayla, Jake, Jordan, Joey, Josh, Jayson, Mychaell, Paetynn, Braelynn, Cory, Troy, Alayna, Ryker, Ashton, and Ethan; and four great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Brooklyn, Sofia, and Nadia. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marguerite West.

The family will receive friends from 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday, February 24, at New Hope Student Campus Auditorium, 6800 Townsend Ave. in Urbandale. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be directed later. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 22, 2014
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