John H. “Jack” Petermeier, age 89, of Albany, passed away peacefully Sept. 4, 2021, at CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 9 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with the Rev. Julius Beckermann, O.S.B. officiating. Entombment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Albany American Legion.

John Herman Petermeier was born March 11, 1932, in Melrose Township, Stearns County to Conrad and Dorothea “Dora” (Schmiesing) Petermeier. He served in the U.S. Army.  He was united in marriage to Charlene Hoeschen Oct. 27, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.  Jack owned and operated J.C. Dairy and drove school bus for the Albany School District. He later helped out at Albany Chrysler. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and the Knights of Columbus. Jack enjoyed spending time on the farm, playing cards and playing and watching sports.

Survivors include his children, Lisa Petermeier of Bedford, Kentucky, and Andrew Petermeier of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren Nicole Popplewell, Jamie Feldhege, Philip Lundeen, Cori Lundeen and Jenna Petermeier; and seven great-grandchildren Brandon, Olivia, Colton, Hannah, Carter, Charlie, Elliot and one on the way.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Petermeier on Aug. 12, 2018; parents; brothers twin Jim Petermeier, Robert Petermeier and Gene Petermeier; and sisters Adeline Christen, Edna Brannen and Bernie Barrett.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.