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Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a 6-month battle with brain cancer. Adoringly loved husband of Linda (nee Garstecki) for over 46 years.  Loving dad of Lisa (Jon) Bahr and Doug. Loyal grandpa of Nolan Bahr. Son of the late Carl and Jennie Heffel. Dear brother of David (Tammy). Brother-in-law of the late Pamela (David) Fisher, Russell (Karen) Garstecki, the late Debra (Rod) Rehberg and Bruce Garstecki. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Private family gathering will be held.

Peter had a very strong work ethic, being employed at General Motors for over 30 years. He did however greatly enjoy his 16 years of retirement. Peter enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and anything else that involved his family.  He was someone that was always there to lend a helping hand if anyone ever needed it.


  1. Philip FUNK Zimmer June 15, 2020 at 11:53 am - Reply

    WOW , GREAT Co-Worker ,
    3rd Shift , Will Miss Ya PETE !!!
    The FUNK 49 . AC SPARK PLUG …..

  2. Tom and Chris June 16, 2020 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Sincere condolences to the family Pete was such a nice guy He will be missed Love and Prayers.

  3. Shannon & Michael Barsch June 17, 2020 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ♥️

  4. Carolyn Stabbe and Richard Winchell June 17, 2020 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you in this time of sorrow. Pete was a wonderful friend to my uncle Richard Winchell. Always ready to help him with anything. He will be greatly missed

  5. Ellen Strmsek June 17, 2020 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Loved him, he was my neighbor and coworker. Rest in the peace of the Lord.

  6. Jim Kelliher June 17, 2020 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Good friend and a very good worker

  7. Christine Bishofberger June 18, 2020 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Great co-worker. RIP dear Pete.

  8. Gregory Wiedenhoeft June 18, 2020 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Sorry for his family.hell of a good guy.

  9. Ronald and Kathleen Weinzatl June 18, 2020 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Sorry for your loss
    Will always be in our thoughts and prayers
    Ron and Kathy Weinzatl

  10. Darrek & Kristi June 18, 2020 at 11:29 am - Reply

    What a beautiful tribute to his life of service, family and the love in his heart for his beautiful family!

    We are so sorry for your loss. keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers.

    He was such a great guy!

  11. Dick and Gina Mackowiak June 18, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. We are so glad to having to work with Pete. He was a super nice guy.

  12. Dick and Gina Mackowiak June 18, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Memories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always.. your brothers and sisters at Local 1866 retirees.

  13. Matt and Kelly Weinzatl June 20, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Thomas Ventimiglia July 28, 2020 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    So sorry to here of Peter’s death. Peter and I were close friends in our early years on Holton and Lloyd Streets. I see he was a co- army veteran. God be with him and his family.
    Tom Ventimiglia?

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