Agatha Elizabeth Peitzmeyer, 92, of Taos, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was born October 20, 1927, in Taos, Missouri, the daughter of the late Leo Henry and Anna Mary (Rustemeyer) Eiken.
Agatha attended school in Taos. She was united in marriage on November 27, 1947, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos to Anthony William “Tony” Peitzmeyer who preceded her in death on June 27, 2003. They celebrated fifty-six years together.
In earlier years, Agatha worked for Tweedie Shoe Factory where she met her husband, Tony, before becoming a homemaker and caring for her family.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos and enjoyed quilting, sewing, and flower gardening.
Survivors include a son, Robert “Bob” Peitzmeyer, Jefferson City; two daughters, Mary Ann Nilges, Jefferson City; and Diane (Robert “Bob”) Brandt, Hartsburg; four grandchildren, Julie Fischer, Kevin (Elizabeth) Nilges, Lisa (Billy) Ivy, and Keith (Patricia) Nilges; ten great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Madison, and Joshua Fischer; Emily Nilges; Trevor, Shayn, and Grant Ivy; Ava, Cash, and Blaine Nilges; two great-great-granddaughters, Isabella and Sophia; a sister, Elizabeth Potts, Jefferson City; a brother, Harold Eiken, Holts Summit; and two sisters-in-law, Josephine Wolken, California, Missouri; and Rosemary Wieberg, Westphalia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Larry Nilges; a brother, Cornelius Eiken; a sister, Alberta (Roman) Hagenhoff; a brother-in-law, Carl Potts; a sister-in-law, Teresa Eiken. On her husband’s side, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Clara (Lawrence) Stegeman; Marie Peitzmeyer; Hilda Koetting; Theckla (George) Mertensmeyer; and Leonard Wieberg; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City with a prayer service at 4 p.m. An additional visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos with the Rev. Michael Penn officiating. The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on Agatha’s obituary page at www.dulletrimble.com.
The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are required while in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Masses, or to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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