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Peter A. Pillege

Pillege, Peter (2)

There are no formal services planned for Peter A. Pillege, 96, Lawrence. He passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living.

Peter Pillege was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 19th, 1920.

He was one of five children and lived in Nebraska for 45 years. While in Nebraska, he met the love of his life, Della Bullock and they were married for 73 years. They had three children, Carol, Richard and Jacquelyn. Peter was a dedicated hard working employee in the produce industry for most of his life. Peter retired from Alpha Beta Grocery Store in Downey, CA in 1986.

Peter had a friendly and engaging personality that everyone became a friend to him. Peter always saw the best in people and had a trusting heart.
Peter was the heart of the family, by communicating with all family members over the years.

At age 45, he moved his family to California to be near Della’s relatives and enjoy the climate and lifestyle California brings. During this time, he became a grandfather to seven adored grandchildren. During his life-time he enjoyed trips to Lake Tahoe, Ford vehicles and watching Nebraska football.

At age 73, their travels took them back to the Midwest to settle into the Missouri/Kansas area, which their son Richard resided.

Peter was preceded in death by his wife Della, in 2013. Survivors are his three children, Carol, Richard and Jacquelyn.


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  • Jane Potter says:

    In the 12 years that I’ve known you, I remember these things. You were the guy, like in the show Cheers, where everybody knew your name…and you knew theirs. You were the keeper of the family ties. Whatever life threw at you, you made the best of it with a positive attitude and moved forward. You enjoyed the simple things in life…a good cup of coffee, a McDonalds hamburger, a good conversation. You were a loving husband and Father to your children. You set an example of what is important in life. I’m sad you are gone, but happy you are back with your beloved wife Della. You will be missed….

  • Rick Pillege says:

    From your son


    I miss you very much. I still get tears in my eyes. I don’t mind as it is because I love you and miss you. Like in the song “My Dad”, I can say these words. “When I was small, I felt ten feet tall, when I was by your side, and everyone one would say, that’s you son, and my heart would burst with pride”. I have so many memories of you helping me with life events and in turn I was so proud and happy to have helped you as you got older. I would not trade one moment, one event, one call in the middle of the night from you, asking for help. I would do it all again. I remember you and mom going out every Sunday for a cup of coffee and sometimes even a simple plain McDonalds hamburger. You made the best of simple things. I remember when I would take you and mom out for dinner and both of you would look and look at the menu but you guys would always order the same thing as you did last time. Funny. But that is what made you, you. Dad, I will miss you terribly but in my heart, I know you were lonely and now you are happy to be with mom forever. I Love you DAD! Your son.

  • Jason keaton says:

    Grandpa I miss you so much
    I’m always going to miss those long phone calls talking about absolutely nothing but they were great cause I know how much you loved to talk and i loved to listen to you talk. I also have so many great memories with you and I’ve always looked up to you. I love you grandpa and I’m going to miss you so much. I know you finally found nana and now yall are reunited in heaven and that makes me happy. Keep a eye on us and check in with me from time to time. I love you grandpa till we meet again R.I.P pal