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Peter F. Radmacher

Peter F. Radmacher (Pete), age 78 of Rich Fountain, departed this life to be with the Lord on September 14, 2012, at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Pete was born December 21, 1933, at his home in Rich Fountain, a son to Peter B. and Gertrude (Eisterhold) Radmacher. He was the youngest of 7 children. Both parents preceded him in death.

He was married to Grace A. Ruettgers on June 21, 1958, in Loose Creek, who survives at their home.

Pete was sworn into the Army on March 14, 1956, and served his country until February 17, 1958. He joined the Army Reserves 420 C.A. in Jefferson City. He was honorably discharged on January 23, 1966.

He was a lifelong resident of Rich Fountain/Linn, where he was a barber and partner of Mid-Town Barber Shop for over 45 years until his retirement in January 2012.

Pete was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain and a very active member of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the Linn Knights of Columbus in 1967. He received many honors and held offices for Outside Guard, Inside Guard, Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight and Warden. He received the honors of the Fourth Degree on February 20, 1982. He served as Captain in the Pope John XXIII Assembly in the years from 1982-87. Over the years, he has received many plaques in appreciation for his dedication and loyal service to the Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus. Pete was also very active in parish work. He served on the Parish Council as President, he was a member of the Adult Choir, Lector, Communion Minister, Cantor and Usher. He was president of the Linn Rural Fire Association from 1984-1987.

Pete loved to hunt and fish. He took great pride in his farm and was a master gardener. He cherished his sweetheart Grace and loved his family dearly. He knew many people and loved to tell jokes and make them laugh. He will be greatly missed by many.

Pete leaves behind his wife, Grace Ann, of the home, a daughter Glenda and her husband Terry Whitney, and a son Gary and his wife Pam all of Linn; three grandchildren, Nicole and her husband Shannon Linhardt, and Cara and Ricky Radmacher; two great grandchildren, Bailey and Hayden Linhardt; a sister, Anna Marie Rikard Kottwitz, and a half-sister, Dorothy Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his father Peter B. Radmacher five months before he was born and his mother passed away on January 20, 1954; two half-sisters, Veronica Lehman and Henrietta Lehman Badger, and one half-brother Leo Lehman.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain. A rosary service will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Pete at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sacred Heart School, Sacred Heart Church or a charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214).

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Grace: So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers!

Pat Holtschneider Philbert Sep 18 2012 12:00 AM

Glenda & Family, I was sadden to hear the news about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mark Sponaugle

Mark Sep 17 2012 12:00 AM

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you His peace and comfort during this difficult time. Teresa Wehmeyer & Sara Schatz

Teresa Wehmeyer Sep 17 2012 12:00 AM

Glenda and family, Our deepest sympathy to you. May God's blessings be with you all at this time. Our paryers are with you. Pete will be missed by many.

Les and Valora Sep 16 2012 12:00 AM

My husband (Ray Hoffman) grew up in Freeberg and knew Peter. We believe we last saw Peter at Ray's brother's funeral (Jerome Hoffman) a couple years ago. He was saddened to learn of Peter's passing. You have our deepest sympathy on your lost.

Connie Hoffman Sep 16 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers we will miss him

Rita and Bill Lipskoch Sep 16 2012 12:00 AM

Grace, Glenda and Gary - Our deepest sympathy to each of you and your families. Pete will be greatly missed by the many he touched with his humor and sweetness. May treasured memories give you comfort.

Kevin and Lisa (Grellner) Fincher Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry to read of Pete's departure and you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Marsha Hunziger Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

Grace and Family I am so sorry for you loss. Pete was a wonderful Husband, Father, and Grandpa tp you all. May God Bless him and his family in the days to follow.

Judy Dudenhoeffer Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

Grace, Glenda and Gary and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God's blessings be with you at this time. Our prayers are with you.

Karla and Jonathan McKim Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

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