Robert Lee Pietz was born on Saturday, June 24, 1944 to Leo and Erna (Reimann) Pietz. He was baptized on September 10, 1944 by Rev. W. E. Odenbach in Frieden’s Reformed Church in Tripp, South Dakota, and later confirmed on March 22, 1959, by Rev. Theophil Blaufuss.
Robert attended Tripp Public School, and then began working on the family farm. He was a truck driver as well as raising cattle and hogs. He went to the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana and was an auctioneer for the remainder of his career.
Throughout the years he worked at Livestock Markets across the Midwest owning Tripp Livestock Market selling feeder pigs. He owned a clerking and auction service doing many household, land and farm auctions.
Robert was a longtime member of Frieden’s Reformed Church of Tripp. He was co-owner of Cookie’s Bar, and enjoyed being Santa Claus at Christmas for the area children. Robert was united in marriage to JoAnn R. Streyle in August of 1964 and two children blessed this union.
Robert became a resident of Majestic Bluffs in Yankton, South Dakota, in the Fall of 2019. It is there that Robert passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the age of 76 years 10 months.
Robert is survived by two children: Kim (Mike) Hargens of Stickney and Doug (Linda) Pietz of Huron; five grandchildren: Jordan (Mindy) Hargens, Layne Hargens, Katelyn (Patrick) Tschetter, Robert (Marissa) Pietz, and Tanner Pietz; and four great-grandchildren: Ryker and Ramsey Hargens and Isaac and Emma Tschetter. He is survived by two sisters: Janice (Kenneth) Young of Yankton and Sheree (Kenneth) Becker of Hartington, NE.
He was preceded in by his parents; one sister, Kay Eng; and one niece, Jodie.
4/14/2021 Tanya Dise Mitchell, SD
I will always hold a special place in my heart for Bob. We shared many laughs over the years that I worked with him. His ornery nature is what I loved about him the most! May he rest in peace.
4/13/2021 Kelli Malde Mitchell, SD
So sorry for your loss Kim. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
4/13/2021 Pat & Barb Birmingham Crofton, NE
Sheree & Ken:
So sorry to learn of your brother’s recent death. Please accept our condolences.
Pat & Barb
4/10/2021 Carol Schoenfelder TRIPP, South Dakota
So sorry Kim and Doug for the loss of your father and grand father. Bob was a funny man, always had a Hi for all.
4/9/2021 Marlys K. Hoff Mitchell, South Dakota
My Deepest Sympathy to Janice & Kenny. And Sheree & Kenny for the loss of your brother.
4/8/2021 Michele Moller Mitchell , SD
I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I am thinking of you and praying for you all.
My Deepest Sympathy,