Peter Roeder, 69

Aug. 7, 1954 -
May 14, 2024
ANKENY - Peter John Roeder, 69, of Ankeny, Iowa, died of heart failure at his home on May 14, 2024. 
Peter was born August 7, 1954, in Ida Grove, Iowa, to Urban and Marian Roeder, the third of thirteen children.  He graduated from Crestwood Senior High School in 1974.  He lived in northwest Iowa and Rochester, MN until 2001 when he moved to Ankeny and held various jobs until retiring in 2016. 
He loved living at Connect 55+ where he enjoyed many friendships and activities.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ankeny. Pete was well-treated by his church community where he enjoyed serving as hospitality and cross bearer.  Pete was friends with everyone he met and perfected the fist bump.  He enjoyed calling and spending time with family and friends. Pete will be dearly missed by many.
Survivors include his siblings:  Kathy Connors (Pete) of Lake Elmo, MN, Paul (Kristie) Roeder of Waukon, Frank (Carry) Roeder of Bandon, OR, David (Terry) Roeder of Waterloo, Darlene Hentges of Excelsior, MN, Aggie (Rob) Gustafson of Windham, NH, Maggie (Cody) Spikes of Polk City, Mary Jane Recker of Waukee, Angela (John) Welch of Clive, Joe Roeder of Van Meter, and Judy (Karl) Krueger of Chester, NH; aunts and uncles Sister Janet Taphorn of Dubuque, Joan Taphorn of Omaha, NE, Lois Galles of Kingsley, Mary Kautzky of Perry, uncle Florian Roeder of Mitchell, SD, and Frank Ocken of Omaha, NE and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Rose Spence, brothers-in-law Pete Connors and Robert Recker, niece Angela Hannon, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Des Moines Seminarian Appeal, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, or On With Life in Ankeny, IA.
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Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 
Where there is injury, pardon; 
Where there is doubt, faith; 
Where there is despair, hope; 
Where there is darkness, light; 
And where there is sadness, joy. 
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console; 
To be understood, as to understand; 
To be loved, as to love; 
For it is in giving that we receive, 
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. 
Remembering “Pete-isms”
….see you later alligator!
….after while crocodile!
….I love you “bamboo”!
….don’t let the bed bugs bite!
….don’t take any wooden nickels!
….don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!
….you have a good day!
….are you surprised I called?
….have fun in your meetings and doing paperwork!
….you know my number!
….I’ll catch you later!

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