Skip to main content

Obituary: Peter O. Drolshagen

Jan 02, 2015 10:45AM ● Published by Jim

Peter O. Drolshagen, Jr., 80, of Columbus passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Lakeview Nursing Home in West Salem, WI after a long battle with Parkinson ’s disease.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Steve Kortendick officiating.  A visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus with military honors conducted by the Columbus VFW #8090.

Peter was born the son of Peter Oscar and Leona (Wodill) Drolshagen on March 11, 1934 in Dodge County, WI.  He was married to Rachel Wendt, who preceded him in death.  He later married Jeanette Drzonek on April 11, 1989 in Columbus.  Peter was a graduate of Columbus High School.  He retired as sergeant from the Columbus Police Department after 20 years of service to his community. 

Peter served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Columbus.  Peter loved the outdoors especially deer hunting.  He also enjoyed gardening and kept a large garden.  He will be remembered as a handyman who could fix almost anything. 

Peter is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jeanette of Columbus; his children: Gary Drolshagen of Theresa, Angela (Charles) Kunde of Colgate, WI and Amy (Bryan) Reed of McFarlane; two grandchildren: Kasey and Dakota; his step-children: Gerrie (Michael) Waldon of Texas and Michele Gaudes of Fall River; his step-grandchildren: Mikaela and Annabelle; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Rachel, his infant son David, his brothers and one sister. 

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com 

obituary
  • Tour de Marsh

    02/24/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Rootz: Afro-Caribbean Dance Team

    02/24/2018
    10:30AM — 11:00AM

    Come to the Museum for an event celebrating the sounds and dances of Africa and the Caribbean. Ro...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/25/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/26/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • WIRED Double Days

    02/26/2018
    07:00AM — 09:00PM

    WIRED Study Club is for 7th-12th grade students. READ, STUDY or DO HOMEWORK @ The Open Door Coffe...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/27/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Storytime

    02/27/2018
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Tuesday Mornings at 10:30am, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to join us as we read stories,...


  • Benvenuto's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    02/27/2018
    10:45AM — 11:45AM

    Benvenuto's Italian Grill is a Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant! We are inviting YOU to co...


  • Benvenuto's Dine Out Day

    02/27/2018
    11:00AM — 10:00PM

    You know you're going to be hungry, maybe even HANGRY at some point tomorrow! Stop in at Benvenu...


  • Purpose Workshop

    02/27/2018
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Mom's Unite Evening Meet Up

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/28/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Morning Meet Up

    02/28/2018
    08:30AM — 09:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Morning Knitting

    02/28/2018
    09:30AM — 10:30AM

    Knitters are welcome to join our weekly morning group. Beginning at 9:30am each Wednesday.


  • Sportsman's Expo & Gun Show

    02/28/2018
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Bayside Supper Club, W9231 County Highway G, Beaver Dam, WI just we...


  • Tour de Marsh

    03/01/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Leadership Luncheon

    03/01/2018
    12:00PM — 12:45PM

    Recruiting for Multi-Generations Wouldn’t it be great if you could hire people that were a per...


  • Evening Knitting

    03/01/2018
    05:30PM — 08:00PM

    Knitters are welcome to join our weekly evening group. Meeting from 5:30 to 8:00pm each Thursday ...


  • Magic the Gathering

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Teens and young adults are welcome to join our weekly group of gamers as they play the card and r...


  • Tour de Marsh

    03/02/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Free Movie: Coco

    03/02/2018
    03:30PM — 04:30PM

    We'll be showing the movie Coco beginning at 3:30 pm.


  • Benvenuto's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    02/27/2018
    10:45AM — 11:45AM

    Benvenuto's Italian Grill is a Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant! We are inviting YOU to co...


  • Sportsman's Expo & Gun Show

    02/28/2018
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Bayside Supper Club, W9231 County Highway G, Beaver Dam, WI just we...


  • Leadership Luncheon

    03/01/2018
    12:00PM — 12:45PM

    Recruiting for Multi-Generations Wouldn’t it be great if you could hire people that were a per...


  • Senior Movie Matinee

    03/07/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Introducing something new for our WISER friends (60 yrs +)! Every 1st Wednesday of every month, w...


  • Senior Movie Matinee

    04/04/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Introducing something new for our WISER friends (60 yrs +)! Every 1st Wednesday of every month, w...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes