John D. Pietuch

Pietuch, John D. 93, passed away peacefully December 8th, 2021 after a brief struggle with end stage heart disease. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Kazimiera Pietuch, sisters Harriet and Katherine, brother Stanley, and infant son William. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Patricia of 67 years; children, Peggy (David) Schultz, Thomas, Mary (Jay) Pfeffer; grandchildren, Thomas, James, Matthew Schultz, and Elizabeth (Alex) Rice; Jack and Toby Pfeffer; great-granddaughter, Margaret Rice. John was raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and graduated from University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he studied Economics and Russian, and lettered in speed skating. He proudly served his country in Strategic Air Command of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, before embarking on a lifelong career in the insurance industry. On November 13, 1954, he married the love of his life, Patricia Muldowney. John and Patricia began their married life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Arizona in 1961. They resided in Scottsdale for 60 years and embraced Arizona's outdoor lifestyle. John enjoyed family camping trips, fishing, coaching Little League baseball, gardening, and excelled at golf, winning multiple Pro-Am tournaments. His love for family and friends was unrivaled. He made a friend everywhere he went, with a rich sense of humor. In his retirement years he honed his culinary skills, to the delight of his family. Throughout his life he graciously volunteered his time to his parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. He spent his final year living with his daughter and her family in Shorewood, Minnesota. John's family is deeply grateful to the staff of Allina Home Hospice and to St. John's Catholic Church in Excelsior for their compassionate care during his final months. A Memorial Service will be held May 20, 2022, 11 AM at St. John's Catholic Church in Excelsior, MN. Luncheon to follow.