John “Pink” Lloyd Peetz, 73 Napoleon – WRBI Radio


The city of Napoleon lost an icon on Saturday evening. John Lloyd Peetz, 73, known to all simply as “Pink”, died suddenly at his home. Pink was born June 17, 1949, the son of the late James and Ethel (Crowell) Peetz in Batesville, Indiana.

To say Pink loved life would be an understatement. He loved his community and its people, he was never one to hesitate and was very comfortable in who he was. Pink graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 1967. Upon graduation, he entered the workforce spending some time with the Napoleon and Delta stone quarry. However, he began a career with Schuler Products that spanned over 50 years. It started at the bottom and worked its way up, eventually becoming an owner with the death of George Schuler. Pink has grown this business through honesty, hard work and, of course, friendships.

He never ventured from his roots, he bought his house when he was 17 and lived here for the rest of his life. He raised his family here. When he entered the room his presence was known, his friendship and his character will be cherished by those who may have known him. He was a generous person and loved being able to help others.

Pink was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Eagles and Ripley County Abate.

He will be sadly missed by his son Brock (Shannon) Peetz, his daughter Tracy (Jamie) Bradley, his partner Angie Clark, his sisters Charlotte Vanover and Susie (Rocky) White, the mother of his children Darinda Peetz, his grandchildren; Jake (Liz) Ronsheim, Skylar (Maggie) Peetz, Trevor Adkins, Adrian Peetz, Drake Peetz, Damon Hughes, Bailey Hughes, Reis Bradley, Garret Bradley, Luke (Elizabeth) Gentry, Max Gentry and Chelsea Gentry, great-granddaughter Margo. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Milt Peetz, Bob Peetz, Tom Peetz, Jerry Peetz and Dan Brunner, his sister Debbie Sloan and Morgan Gentry.

The visits will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral will be Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home, doors will open at 9:00 a.m.


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