Gilbert Roger Peitzman of Granger


Gilbert Roger Peitzman, 94, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Granger, Iowa.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the Brandt Funeral Home in Dallas Center. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. immediately prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Brethren Cemetery in Dallas Center.

Gilbert was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa, to L. Floyd and Sarilla (Plumer) Peitzman.

He married Elinor Bentall June 1, 1948, and to this union two sons were born, Lee in 1954 and Mark in 1960.

Gilbert was a self-employed farmer and cattleman, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of the Dallas Center Church of the Brethren, the Iowa and Dallas County Cattlemen’s Associations, Early Wheels of Iowa, Missouri Valley Wrench Club, Hubcapper Club, International Harvester Club, Lincoln Owner’s Club and served on the boards of his church and the Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center.

He enjoyed collecting and displaying his vast collection of antique tools.

Gilbert is survived by his sons, Lee (Sheryl) Peitzman of Auburn, Ind., and Mark A. (Trista) Peitzman of Dallas Center; four grandchildren, Lesa (Jim) Roemke of Kenosha, Wis., Hilary (Scott) Martin of Auburn, Ind., Trent Peitzman of Dallas Center Lauryn Peitzman of Dallas Center; four great-grandchildren, Lena and Eva Roemke and Noah and Kara Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elinor; father, L. Floyd Peitzman; mother, Sarilla Peitzman; infant sister, Loretta Peitzman; and infant grandson, Bradley Peitzman.

Contributions may be made to his church. Cards to the family are welcomed at P.O. Box 143, Grimes, IA 50111. Online condolences may also be left at


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