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“Cathy, I was very sorry to hear that your brother Ted passed away. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. After reading about his life I...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Betty(Hein) Moses - Blue Grass, IA

“Cathy, So sorry about your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope the strength of friends and family help you through this...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret (Carelly) De Smet - IL

“While working at Good Samaritan, I had the pleasure of getting to know Ted, first as an aide and later in restorative therapy. He truly was a dear...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Amy Salsberry - Bettendorf, IA

“Dear Kathy, Pete, and Donte - our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Ted's family. We are so proud of you all for being there with him in...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Theresa Carter Vellone

“My deepest sympathy to all of Ted's family and friends. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jeff Peterschmidt - Beaverton, OR

“Dear Tim & Brenda,Sorry to hear about your loss and my prayers goes out to you and your family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Marcia Jay (VanLandschoot) - IA

“Dear Peterschmidt family and friends; We have been asked ot type a rememberance of Ted. I have been a member of the Unitarian Church, where Ted...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Ms. Cheryl Draeger - Davenport, IA

“God has a new angel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Sending all our love. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Pat and Erin Oskroba - IL

“Our deepest sympathy to Ted's family on the loss of your father, son and brother. Tom & Cindy Ribbeck ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Ribbeck - Moline, IL

“My sympathies to Ted's family and friends. My father is also a resident at Good Samaritan Center and I would visit at meal times and sit with Ted &...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ellen Dalton - Davenport, IA

“Our sympathies to Ted's family. We were good friends and had a lot of fun with him and K.C. . Ted would always bring back such beautiful underwater...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lana Andre - Sarasota, FL


Ted Peterschmidt of Davenport died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, nine days short of his 62nd birthday. He had been battling Multiple Sclerosis for 23 years.
Ted was born on September 7, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Adrian "Pete" Peterschmidt and Rosemary (Schmitz) Peterschmidt, and moved to Davenport shortly thereafter. He graduated from Assumption High School in 1968 and went on to obtain his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, Greely. While in Colorado, he met and married Kathleen Carter. He then returned to Davenport and was very active in the community.
Ted owned and operated Kunkels Sports Center for over 30 years. He also taught adult education classes in Business Administration through the Davenport Community Schools. Ted had a zest for life and enjoyed living it to the fullest. He enjoyed camping, hunting, scuba diving, and making pottery. He was an avid skier, an airplane pilot, and enjoyed making his own wine. He like to garden, and in later years earned the title of Certified Master Gardener.
He was preceded in death by his mother Rosemary and is survived by his two sons, Frank "Pete" Peterschmidt of Iowa City and Donte Peterschmidt of Bettendorf; his father Adrian (Pauline) Peterschmidt of Des Moines, Iowa and four siblings, Doug (Ann) Peterschmidt of Independence, Iowa; Catherine Johnson of Aurora, Colorado; Mary (Bob) Bursaw of Andover, Minnesota; and Tim (Brenda) Peterschmidt of Davenport as well as several nieces and nephews.
Per Ted's wishes, no funeral services will be held. A celebration of life honoring Ted will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 6:00 until 11:00 p.m. at Duck Creek Lodge. All who knew Ted are invited. Please email RSVP's to trp950-912@hotmail.com. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society of Davenport. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.