Ricky Joseph Peitz

Ricky Joseph Peitz age 61 of Port Charlotte, FL and formerly of Crofton, NE died on Wednesday, October 20 2021 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial will be at Beaver Creek Cemetery rural Crofton, NE.  Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Jr. Peitz, KP Peitz, Michael Peitz, Larry Peitz, Don Peitz, Kevin Peitz, and Greg Peitz.

Rick was born on January 17, 1960 at Crofton, NE to Jim and Arlis (Eickhoff) Peitz. Rick graduated from Crofton High School as a 4-year letterman in basketball and track. He continued his passion for basketball at the collegiate level playing for Northeast Community College and studying Construction. In 1986 Rick traveled across the United States to build golf courses until he set his roots in Englewood, FL in 1988.  Rick started his own irrigation business, Tropical Irrigation Inc., which operated for 21 years and employed over 50 members of the local community. For the past 8 years, Rick was a successful real estate agent for Keller Williams and Paradise Exclusive.

Rick’s passion for his children overflowed into the community where he served as a coach for youth baseball, football & basketball programs, a school volunteer, and as an Assistant Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed his little red truck, hunting, golfing, cycling, cooking, gardening, and home improvement.

Rick is survived by his three children Ricky Jr. Peitz of Frederick, MD, KP Peitz of Engelwood, FL, and Michael Peitz of Engelwood, FL, and toy poodle, Lucy; his father, Jim of Crofton; 4 siblings and their spouses, Kathy Peitz of Yankton; Larry and Judy Peitz of Crofton; Don and Jean Peitz of Yankton; Kevin and Pam Peitz of Pierce, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Patty Peitz.

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9 response to "Ricky Joseph Peitz"

  1. By: Peggy L Roberts Posted: October 20, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Peitz Family. Rick will be greatly missed. Trevor and I have very fond memories of him when he lived near us in Atlanta, GA, and after. He was a friend like no other, we actually spoke with him just a couple of months ago. Stay strong, our thoughts and prayers are with all if you.
    Peg and Trevor Roberts ,
    and family

  2. By: Laverta Posted: October 25, 2021

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Rick. May he rest in peace. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief.

  3. By: Peggy Clark Posted: October 25, 2021

    My condolences to your entire family. I worked with Rick for several years at Keller Williams in Englewood and he was always a pleasure to talk to and work with. Was really saddened to see that he had passed away at such a young age. My heart goes out to the family.

  4. By: Jim and Jennifer Hoover Posted: October 26, 2021

    Our heart and prayers go out to the family. We met Rick October of 2020 when we reached out for his assistance in buying a home to retire to in Englewood. We became friends almost immediately. He had amazing knowledge of the area. The level of help he gave us was amazing. We currently live in Ohio and he sent pictures of the construction and shared progress almost daily. We trusted him so much we had not seen the house personally until after the closing. Rick was a gentleman who we came to love as our friend and had many plans for when we moved down. We spoke with him last on 9/24. We will truly miss him and were blessed to have him for our friend.

  5. By: Murray & Theresa Wilson Posted: October 27, 2021

    Rick my friend we cannot believe you are gone. Seems like yesterday your were at our house. We thoroughly enjoyed your friendship and we will have those memories forever. To your family our deepest sympathies. Til we meet again my friend.

  6. By: Kim McGill Posted: October 28, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss! Sending love and prayers to the family!

  7. By: Joyce Elaine Lane Posted: October 28, 2021

    Kathy , We were so sorry to hear of your brothers passing . We hope the memories you have will comfort you in the days ahead.
    We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Dick and Joyce Lane

  8. By: Gins Bannan-Stapleton Posted: October 30, 2021

    Sending prayers and thoughts to his family. Rick was a great man in our Englewood community. I enjoyed being on several boards with him in local sport organizations. He was also a wonderful coach to many youth. May you Rest In Peace, Rick.

  9. By: Ralph Posted: December 22, 2021

    While I knew Rick for a short time in Port Charlotte supporting his technology as a friend, he was always upbeat and a great person to all. My sincere condolences to his loved ones at this time of his loss.

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