Peter J. Pflanzer
April 24, 1938 - March 12, 2020
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Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
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Monday 3/16, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Maria Goretti Church
500 Northgate Drive
Dyer, Indiana 46311
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Tuesday 3/17, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Service
St. Maria Goretti Church
500 Northgate Drive
Dyer, Indiana 46311
219-865-8956 | Map
Tuesday 3/17, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
711 W. 77th Ave.
Schererville, Indiana 46375
219-322-4441 | Map
Tuesday 3/17

Peter J. Pflanzer, age 81 of Dyer, IN passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Grace Pflanzer; children, Kevin Pflanzer, Krista Plfanzer, Steve (Christy) Clettenberg and Julie Sealy; grandchildren, Brenna, Carson, Bryce, Katy, Caroline and Blaine; and brother-in-law, Frank Herold. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 17,…

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Krista Marie Pflanzer left a message on March 17, 2020:
Grace, I want to thank you for loving and taking such loving care of my dad for so long. I know you had wonderful times together and thank you for putting up with me all of these years. Also, I could not be more impressed with your elegance in welcoming my mom at the wake yesterday. Your beauty and Grace during this time is proof of why my dad loved you so much. Thank you for his many happy years on Earth. I will always love you for that.
Krista Marie Pflanzer left a message on March 16, 2020:
I have to make a condolence to my mother, Nancy Lee Redman Pflanzer, who seems to have gotten lost in all of this. Nancy and Pete had divorced, following a long stretch of difficult times. Much of it could be attributed to my rebellious spirit and my downright being a bad kid at times. But aside from the last five years of their over 30 year marriage, I want people to know, that there were many happy times that we experienced as a single unit family. For example, in my, and my brother Kevin's, toddler years, we experienced nothing but absolute love and fairy tale like living. It overflowed from the holidays into the regular days. I remember nothing but happiness for my very young days. That continued although at a bit of a lesser degree until my teens. Those years are perspective driven qualifiers, so will remain in question. Mom, I know that you loved him and I am sorry for the pain you are experiencing. I have great memories of Grandma Gillis' home on the lake. We were a happy family then. Daddy was the best man who ever lived. I miss him so...and I know you do too. Love, Krista
Jack Schroeder left a message on March 16, 2020:
I met Pete 30 years ago thru Gary and Karan Brei when I lived in Lansing. What i cherish most is that he was always smiling and laughing. Over the years I spent many trips with Pete fishing in Canada, didn't matter if we were driving or flying Pete was smiling. Catching fish, cooking in the camp, playing cards or even us guys drinking his rye whiskey, Pete was smiling and laughing. He love the woods of Canada. We took thousands of pictures on all those trips of the water and woods, most looked all the same, but one thing was constant, IT WAS A MAGICAL TIME TOGETHER and Pete was there to make us smile. He also loved his Caribou Coffee, you couldn't pass one while walking in the Twin Cities airport without Pete ordering coffee. We almost missed a flight once while he was ordering so I figured what the heck, may as well join him in the line. He was loved by all, he will be missed and most of all I will miss his Smile and Laughter. So Pete, save me a seat on a rock near the water up North, I hear the spring fishing is good this time of year!
Cynthia Hall (Van Dyck) left a message on March 15, 2020:
I love you Uncle Pete. Wil miss you greatly
Krista Marie Pflanzer left a message on March 15, 2020:
My father, Peter John Pflanzer, could not have been a more perfect father. He loved me unconditionally, from the time that I was born, until the day he died. That was not an easy task, to be sure. I offered plenty, with regard to reasons to stop loving me. A lesser father, may have given up. But, my daddy, loved me for 53 extensive, adventurous, and sometimes dangerous, years. He never gave up on me, and I am so proud to be his firstborn. As he had much love to go around, I am glad for others, who were able to experience only a moment of his love, and sad that they will never understand the overwhelming blessing of his love and loyalty, as have I, for more than a half century. I remember him in his late twenties and early thirties, 40's 50's and 60's and the last time we were together, he had just become an octogenarian. We never went long without speaking on the phone and I honestly do not know how I will make it in this world without him. I am also proud to say that of any qualities, that I may be in possession of, are due in great part to his courage, wisdom, loyalty, and fearless drive. I love you daddy for never allowing anything, to tear apart our bond. My heart will never beat the same, yet stronger from a lifetime with you in it. I will visit you on our birthdays, forever. Sincerely, your daughter, Krista Krista Marie Pflanzer
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Tom & Jackie Luberda left a message on March 15, 2020:
RIP Marine, your Buddy Semper FI
Nancy Dewar left a message on March 14, 2020:
This is a very sad time and im so glad to have been one of your favorite cousins.We had so many fun times together they are always in my thoughts.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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