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Josephine "JoAnn" A. Peitzmeier

September 22, 1934 ~ February 6, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

Josephine A. “JoAnn” Peitzmeier, 87, of Evansville, passed away on February 6, 2022 at her home.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Andrew E. Peitzmeier on September 20,
2004. She and Andy were wed on December 30, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw,
IL.
Since the age of 5, JoAnn was either working, helping others through volunteering or just making
friends. The grocery business was part of her life from a young age as her grandfather owned and
operated Filz Finer Foods in Warsaw. She and Andy owned and operated The Country Food Fair in
Warsaw for many years.
JoAnn taught at Rockford School where there were eight grades in two rooms and earned her
Elementary Education degree from Carthage College in 1962. She went on to teach in the Warsaw
school system until her retirement in 1992. She taught Title I for most of that time. She was active on
the Warsaw Public Library Board and helped in the building of the new library. After retiring, JoAnn
volunteered for Birthright and Meals on Wheels.
A life-long Catholic; she was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Warsaw before moving to
Evansville in 2006 and becoming a member of Holy Redeemer.
Retiring from teaching at an early age left JoAnn time to dote on her grandchildren which she and
they both enjoyed. She never seemed to meet a stranger and loved cutting up and spending time
with friends. She was a world traveler; having visited Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand,
China and most of the United States. One of her most treasured trips was a transcontinental train
trip across Canada with her sister and sister-in-law. The trip was topped off with a New England
cruise.
She enjoyed biking, walking, and working in her yard. She loved culture, music, arts, plays, movies
and musicals, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.
Surviving JoAnn are her son, Mark A. (Flora) Peitzmeier; daughter, Michelle (Thomas) Ramacciotti;
grandchildren, Michael (Sarah Bradley) Peitzmeier, Sarah (John Silberholz) Peitzmeier, Brianna
(Dylan) Deputy and Victoria Ramacciotti and great grandchildren, Auden and Eleanor Silberholz and
Andrew Peitzmeier Bradley. Also surviving are her sister, Janet (John) Rater and sisters-in-law,
Deanna Ewers and Anne Peitzmeier, many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Andrew, JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and
Charlotte Ewers; by a brother, Michael Ewers and a daughter, Melissa.
There will be a Memorial Mass held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church, Rev. Jason Gries officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until
service time on Saturday at Holy Redeemer Church. Anyone who attends services will be required to
wear a mask.
Graveside services will take place at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 7, 2022 in Oakland Cemetery in
Warsaw, IL.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in JoAnn’s memory to Catholic Charities of Evansville
or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.

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Services

Graveside Service
Monday
March 7, 2022

10:00 AM
Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw

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