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St. George Catholic Church
Tuesday March 19th, 2013
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Marvin  Lawrence "Dick" Petzoldt

Fr. Mathew Vazhappilly
Organist ~ Georgianne Pravecek
Congregational Hymns
“Here I Am, Lord”
“How Great Thou Art”
“I Am the Bread of Life”
“Song of Farewell”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Mark Cookson
John Dummer
Mike Dummer
Adam Huntimer
Eric Huntimer
Brian Miller
Chris Robinson
Steve Sayler
Marvin Lawrence “Dick” Petzoldt of Scotland was born on Tuesday, September 20, 1921, in Hubbard, Nebraska to Herman and Gesine (Muddmeir) Petzoldt. He graduated from Scotland High School where he excelled in football and track. He worked in the CCC camps in Sturgis before attending Southern State Normal College in Springfield on a football scholarship. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dick joined the Navy on January 27, 1942. He served on the USS Savannah until it was bombed on September 11, 1943. He was honorably discharged on March 23, 1946. Dick was united in marriage to Rose Ann Freidel in Lesterville, South Dakota, on September 23, 1948. To this union four children were born. They farmed near Scotland before purchasing their farm north of Yankton. In 1980, he retired to Scotland where he was actively involved in the DAV, the Legion, and the VFW. He and Rose loved to travel and attended 23 reunions of the survivors of the USS Savannah. His favorite pastimes were playing cards and playing the harmonica. He generously shared, with friends and family, his produce from his garden and his catch from his fishing trips.  Dick passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland, having attained the age of 91 years, 5 months and 24 days.
Dick is lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Rose; his four children:  Darlene (Dan) Huntimer of Watertown, Richard Petzoldt of Utica, Duane Petzoldt of Scotland, and Debra (Paul) Dummer of Lesterville; nine grandchildren: Laura Huntimer, Eric Huntimer, Adam (Amy) Huntimer, Mary Huntimer (Chris Robinson), Sara (Mark) Cookson, Mike (Lindsay) Dummer, Katie (Steve) Sayler, Amy (Brian) Miller, and John Dummer; and five great-grandchildren: Allison, Matthew, and Ashley Dummer, Olivia Sayler, and Alexis Huntimer; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Gesine Petzoldt, a grandson, thirteen brothers and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

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Rose & family, So sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. Always had a kind word and was so proud of his Grandchildren. I know that he will be watching over everyone with that big smile of his. He enjoyed life and made others feel good. God bless. Mike & Sue Taplett

Mike Taplett Mar 23 2013 7:26 AM

Mike Taplett Mar 23 2013 7:22 AM

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Jack & Louise Bracha Mar 18 2013 9:01 AM

Rose and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you. I will miss the conversations Dick and I had about what he and Ray did, fishing, cards and everything else. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God guide and comfort you through this difficult time.

Tim and Cheryl McCann Mar 17 2013 7:39 PM

Aunt Rose and family....We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our visits with Uncle Dick and especially his fishing tales! I know he will be greatly missed.

Judy and Bill Lee Mar 17 2013 4:11 PM

Dear Rose and Family, Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We will cherish the memory of Marvin and his warm friendly smile that greeted everyone he met. God Bless you and grant you comfort as you celebrate the life of Marvin. Love, Marvin and Agnes Thum

Marvin and Agnes Thum Mar 17 2013 9:49 AM

We send our deepest sympathy to Rose and the family at this time of loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. ---Ferne and Marvin Baltzer, Scotland

Ferne and Marvin Baltzer Mar 16 2013 3:56 PM

I'm really going to miss playing pinochle with you uptown during the afternoons when I am home from college. It sure isn't going to be the same without you. You brightened my day every time we played cards. My thoughts and prayers going out to all the family and friends in this time.

Trevor Larson Mar 14 2013 9:07 PM