Peter Derezinski

Peter Derezinski

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Peter “Pete” Jacob Derezinski, 94, of Leavenworth, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Friday July 17, 2020, at Country Care in Easton, Kan. He was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Leavenworth, the son of James and Rosie (Kowalski) Derezinski, both were decedents from Poland.

Pete served in the United States Army during WWII from 1943 to 1946 as a combat engineer. He later worked at Abernathy Furniture Co., Kramer Manufacturing where they made special parts for space shuttles and Missouri Valley Shipyards. He was also employed at Lansing School District as a custodian.

On Dec. 31, 1946, Pete married Gertrude “Gertie” Ramey. She preceded him in death in 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters, Patricia, and Deborah; two sisters, Dorothy Madison and Cecilia Scherer; and a grandson, Cpl. David Unger (KIA IRAQ); and numerous other beloved family members.

Pete is survived by his daughter, Kathie (Don) Echols; two grandchildren, Diana (Scott) Pitts and Thomas “Joe” Daniel; great-grandchildren, Jeremy (Danielle) Unger, Joani (Brandon) Casey, Shane (Taylor Martin) Unger, Sadie Pitts, Jacob (Devin Chavez) Daniel and a special great granddaughter, Jennifer Martin; great-great-grandchildren, Gage Unger, Laila Jacquez-Lopez, Gracie Unger, Kendyl Kae Casey, Easton Casey and Hazel Unger; James Ramey and Joan Shockey, whom Pete and Gertie helped raise; a niece, Florence Dunlap; and a large extended family.

He was a great bowler, bowling several 300 games. Pete enjoyed playing softball, fishing at the Delaware River or Stranger Creek, going to the Casino and anything sweet, especially chocolate. He always put his family first and loved spending time with each and every one of them.

He always said “Long Live Billy Goat Hill!”

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Country Care of Easton or Good Shepherd Hospice.
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Mike Simmons

Posted at 08:54pm
A member of the Greatest Generation. Thank you for leading the way for your fellow Veterans. Serving your Nation in the Armed Force is truly one of the greatest gift you can give to your family, your friends and your Nation. May God bless you, your Family and your Friends.


Dave and Jackie

Posted at 12:39pm
So sorry we can't be with you.. We are with you in spirit. Pete was such a wonderful man with a great sense of humor.. We love you
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Linda Todd

Posted at 12:07pm
I remember this awesome guy from my childhood. His daughter Kathie were best friend. Spent a lot of time at their house and he was such a kind hearted man. Loved his family and America. I remember him as a quiet giant... You will be missed by all. And Kathie, you have my prayers.

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