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.