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May 6, 1962 – Saturday, January 11, 2014

Service Information
United Methodist Church in Buffalo, MN
Friday, January 17, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, January 16, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Craig Steven Peitz, age 51 of Buffalo, MN passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at North Memorial Hospital due to a tragic snowmobile accident.

Craig was born on May 6, 1962 in Minneapolis son of Alvin and Marcella (Broll) Peitz.

Craig graduated from Buffalo High School the class of 1980.

On June 18, 1988 Craig Peitz and Bev Hoeschen were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN. Craig and Bev were blessed in 1996 with a son, and have enjoyed sharing their love for many outdoor activities including snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, motor cross, hiking and most recently, new adventures on the Harley.

Craig was the owner/operator of Gary’s Diesel Service located in Loretto, MN. Craig worked hard and played hard! He had a great smile and a contagious laugh with many friends and was a friend to many.

Craig and family attended The United Methodist Church in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Craig is survived by his loving wife of twenty five years: Bev; a son: Chad; his parents: Alvin & Marcella Peitz of Buffalo; sisters: Karen Peitz (Gary Eberle) of California and Cindy Goral (Mike Hartman) of Colorado; a brother: Alan (Susie) Peitz of Dover, MN; a mother-in-law: Evie Hoeschen of Buffalo; a sister-in-law & brother-in-law: Brenda (Reinhardt) Goerke Jr. of Monticello; a niece, 6 nephews, other relatives and many friends who were considered family.

Craig is preceded in death by his father-in-law: Jim Hoeschen.

A Memorial service for Craig Peitz will be held on Friday, January 17th at 11:00 A.M. at The United Methodist Church in Buffalo. Pastor Jef Olson will officiate. Lunch for friends and family to follow.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16th from 4-8 P.M. at The United Methodist Church in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, January 17th one hour prior to services at the church.

The honor of urn bearer will be fulfilled by Alan Peitz.

40 Guestbook Entries

  1. Janet cafferty

    Bev and Chad,
    My heart and deepest sympathy go out to you and your families. May God provide you with great comfort during this time. Please know you are in everybody’s thought and prayers. We are all here to help you folks.

    Janet and family

  2. Karen and Sean Gannon

    We are praying for your family during this difficult time.

  3. Tim and Karen Wolff

    All of our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Craig always had a friendly smile and warm hug for those lucky enough to have known him. We and so many others are blessed to have him as a friend.

  4. Kathryn A Schauer

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Craig kept our trucks and trailers going down the road. Prayers for all concerned.

  5. Mark & Judy Kulzer

    So sorry to hear about Craig. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your strong love and family values showed every time you were together.

  6. keith solorz

    My deepest sympathy to Bev & the Peitz family.

  7. Cheri Chalstrom

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Doboszenski & Sons, Inc.

  8. Kevin Haugen

    Very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  9. Pat & Jim Dearing

    Peace and comfort to you and your family in the days ahead.
    Pat & Jim

  10. Robin Lewis

    Bev, I am so sorry to hear about Craig. Know I am praying for you.

  11. Roger Yager

    Craig will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Roger Yager

  12. John and Darla Radford

    Our deepest sympathy to Bev, Chad and the entire Peitz family. Craig was one of the nicest guys we’ve ever known.

  13. Diane Cardinal

    Bev and Chad;
    Was so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time. Diane Cardinal

  14. Jan Pearson

    Bev and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We pray God’s peace to you and Chad.

  15. Sheila Knop LaPlant

    Bev and Chad,
    I can’t even begin to express how sorry I am for your tragic and unexpected loss. My heart aches for you and Craig’s family. God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

  16. John Sundman

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. May God’s love comfort you in this time of loss. If I can be of help please call me.

  17. Dixie Farrell

    Alvin & Marcella,
    What tragic news. So sorry about Craig. Annie & Gordon just called to let me know. They too send their heartfelt condolences.

  18. Jan Heyerdahl

    Bev and Chad,
    May the love of family and friends and the peace of God carry you through the days ahead.
    The beauty of your family is forever imprinted on the hearts of many. Your love is amazing.
    God bless you with His strength.

  19. Bob & Debbie Monahan

    Dear Peitz family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Craig had the best smile and was a wonderful man. He will be missed terribly. Please take care and be gentle with yourselves.
    Love Bob, Debbie and Sam Monahan

  20. Mary (Henson) Jordan

    Craig was a friendly, fun and always a truly nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Sharon and Jake McCullough

    Bev & Chad,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire Peitz and Hoeschen family. May God be with you and provide you comfort.

  22. John Sundman

    I was shocked and saddened by the news about Craig. I pray for strength for you and Chad in this difficult time. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

  23. Bob Potter

    To my dearest friend, sharing in your loss with heart felt love and faith at this very trying time.

  24. Brian and Molly Aurentz

    Peace and comfort to you all. Very sad…we were lucky enough to have known him.

  25. Doug & Pat Cook

    Bev & Chad,
    Our very deepest sympathy to you and the Peitz Family. Craig was more like family to me than my boss. I will miss him very much. My prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
    I will always be here for you.

  26. Jeff Mattson

    My deepest sympathy to Bev & the Peitz Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jeff & Chris Mattson

  27. Lisa and Kevin Bursch

    Iam so sad for your loss. Whenever we saw Craig he was smiling. We know he will be missed by many. Our prayers are with your family at this time.

  28. Todd & Missy Otten

    Bev & Chad, our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Craig always had a smile every time we saw him. He will be deeply missed.

  29. Leslie, Mason & Max Lube

    Bev, Chad and family –
    We are absolutely heartbroken for you all. We are abundantly thankful for the opportunity to have known Craig and be a part of your family. We pray for his soul and for your peace, love and comfort.

  30. Steve Dornsbach

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Kamida, Inc.

  31. Liz Purcell

    Bev & Chad,
    Just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope that the memories of all the wonderful times you shared will give you comfort now.

  32. Liz, Larry, Maddie & Catie Purcell

    Bev & Chad,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope all of your wonderful memories of happy times bring you comfort.

  33. Cari and Steve Senger. Jonathan, Jason, Autumn

    Beverly and Chad,
    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Craig. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. May God bless you and help you find comfort during this terrible time.

  34. Cindy Jude

    Bev and Chad,
    I was absolutely heartbroken to hear the news about Craig. I am so sorry you have to go through this. As a family you guys did everything together and you have so many wonderful memories now as a result. As you go through these tough days I pray that the Lord will be with you to comfort you and sustain you. God Bless.

  35. Lori Blizil

    Our deepest sympathies to Bev. Chad and the family…
    Steve and Lori Blizil(Larson)

  36. Donna Behrenbrinker Finnell

    Craig was always a fun-loving guy. Many condolences to all the family.

  37. Rudy V. H.

    Very sad to here about Craig…he will be missed but not forgotten. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Rudy from Blackowiak Rolloff Service.

  38. Russ & Helen Ruzynski

    our sympathy to all the family for the tragic loss of Craig. may god help you through this sorrowful time. Going to Mass Friday here bin Texas to pray for Craig. Love & Prayers

  39. Steve Tacheny

    Bev and Chad;
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with and for Craig. He was a friend and he will be missed.

  40. Gary and Shirley Koecheler

    Bev and Chad; We are so sorry about Craig’s passing. He was one of the greatest men we knew. I know how proud you were of him. May your hearts find healing in cherished moments.


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