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Peggy Sue Venteicher

April 6, 1958 — February 16, 2021

Peggy Sue Venteicher, the daughter of Delbert and Elizabeth (Oliver) Jensen, was born April 6, 1958, at the Shelby County Myrtue Hospital in Harlan, Iowa and died February 16, 2021, at her home in rural Brayton, Iowa, at the age of 62 years, 10 months, and 10 days.

She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. She attended Audubon Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1976. She then attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge to be an executive secretary. She moved to Iowa City and was employed by the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in the surgical unit before moving back to Audubon in 1980. She worked for the Audubon County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher from 1980 until 1990.

On September 23, 1983, she was united in marriage to Vernie Venteicher at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. They were blessed with two children, Ryan and Amy. In 1990, she was employed by the Exira Community School District in Exira until 2009. She worked for her sister Marsha at Options Ink in Carroll, Iowa, until she retired due to her failing health in 2014.

Peggy was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira and served on the Altar and Rosary Society for many years. She was a member of the Brayton American Legion Auxiliary and had the privilege to design the monument in Old Glory Park in Brayton. She also played the trumpet in the Exira Community Band and performed taps at several military funerals over the years. Peggy enjoyed doing cross stitch and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her brother, Jeff Jensen; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Albert and Leona Venteicher; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Sister Albert Marie “Marian” Venteicher, Annette “Toots” Haverman, and Ray Klocke; her nephew, Andy Haverman; and close family friend, Charlie Sorensen.

Survivors include her husband, Vernie Venteicher of Brayton, Iowa; her children and grandchildren, Ryan and wife Lindsey Venteicher and their children, Taryn and Tenley all of Shawnee, Kansas; Amy and husband Paul Kautzky and their children, Karli, Kailee, and Karsen all of Adair, Iowa; her sisters, Marsha Jensen of Carroll, Iowa, Vicky and husband Larry Sorensen of Exira, Iowa, Kim and husband Jedidiah Glover of Exira; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda Jensen of Exira, Sister Donna Mae Venteicher of Monticello, Iowa, Ron and wife Diane Venteicher of Carroll, Joleen Klocke of Carroll, Linus and wife Margaret Venteicher of Corning, Iowa, Allen Venteicher of Massena, Iowa, and Gary and wife Jeanne Haverman of Bayard, Iowa; her uncle, Dean Weber of Audubon; her special friends, Deb Steinbach of Carroll, and Joan Sorensen of Audubon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Open visitation will be available on Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. with family being present from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. Due to the church restrictions and seating, a private family Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 22, 2021, at 10:30 A.M. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira. Friends are welcome to gather at the Exira Event Center to participate in viewing the Mass via livestream followed by a luncheon where you can greet the family at the Exira Event Center. Interment will be in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Exira. Casket bearers will be Paul Kautzky, Chris Sorensen, Nick Sorensen, Chad Jensen, Doug Venteicher, Pat Venteicher, and Mark Venteicher. Honorary casket bearers will be Peggy’s nieces and nephews.

Peggy’s service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES INC. To get to our Facebook page, log into your Facebook account (you will need one to view the service), search for and navigate to the KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES INC. Facebook page and at the time the service goes live, it will populate in our timeline. You may also scroll to the bottom of our homepage at www.kesslerfuneralhomes.com page and click the Facebook logo to be taken directly to our page. If you experience difficulties viewing the broadcast at the time of the service, the recording will remain on our Facebook page for additional viewing opportunities.

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Visitation

Sunday, February 21, 2021

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira

234 West South Street, Exira, IA 50076

Open visitation will be available on Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. with family being present from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira.

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Service

Monday, February 22, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Due to the church restrictions and seating, a private family Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 22, 2021, at 10:30 A.M. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira. Friends are welcome to gather at the Exira Event Center to participate in viewing the Mass via livestream followed by a luncheon where you can greet the family at the Exira Event Center following the Mass.

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Burial

Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery

, Exira, IA 50076

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