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Dennis "Pete" Peterschmidt, 89, passed away at Parkview Hospice on Saturday, Feb.23, 2019. He was the son of Al and Emma Peterschmidt of West Point, IA where he lived on the family farm. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Marquette University. His mechanical engineering background allowed that he could fix anything! He then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War, attended Officers' Candidate School, and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. After being honorably discharged he began his 35 year career with GE earning a number of patents and awards. He married Barbara (nee Britton) and reared 5 children with her, remaining friends to this day. He was an avid golfer from his late twenties until the year he died. Later in life he reconnected with his high school classmate; Ann Duncan (predeceased). They settled in Carlsbad, CA and enjoyed hiking, biking, rafting, and travelling adventure. Preceded in death by his eldest son Michael. Survivors include, Mark (Sheli) of Lake Zurich, IL; Andrew (Jean) of Ft. Wayne; Matthew (Dorothy) of Greenwood, IN; and Kristin Miner (Ken) of Denver, CO. Grandfather of 9, great grandfather of 1. Memorial Mass will be 1:30pm Saturday, March 16, 2019 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd, Fort Wayne, IN with calling one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Rd Ft Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Alyssum Montessori School @ www.alyssummontessori.org/donations (tax credit available)".