1919 Peter 2021

Peter Macias

March 4, 1919 — June 10, 2021

Peter “Pete” M. Macias, 102, of Bettendorf, formerly of Davenport, died Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Iowa Masonic Home in Bettendorf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport.  Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.  Visitation will be 9am - 11am at church, Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the family for Beverly’s care. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport is assisting the family.

Pete was born March 4, 1919, in a boxcar in Holy City, Bettendorf, Iowa, a son of Manuel and Guadalupe (Perez) Macias.  He married Beverly Bennett April 21, 1971.  Pete was a machine operator at IH Farmall for 37 years.

Pete was an altar boy at Our Lady of Lourdes and a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral.  He and Beverly participated in couple’s archery at Davenport Valley Archery.  He was a scout leader for Boy Scout Troop 660. Music was his passion; he played a bass fiddle in many local jazz bands. Pete loved singing in the senior choir at CASI; volunteered over 10,000 hours with Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Iowa; and was one of the founding members of the former Mexican American Organization. Pete was a most humble, beautiful man, who cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.

Those left to honor Pete’s memory include his wife, Beverly, Bettendorf; brother, Rummy (Ruth) Macias, Florida; brother-in-law, Homer Diaz, Indiana; children:  Leigh Reitz, Mary (David) Charlton and Andy Macias, all of Davenport; 14 grandchildren:  Gina, Tina, Dina, Tony, Taleigha, Kelsey, Kerri, Gabe, Mary, Chris, Scott, Tahsha, Tonya, and Manuel; 30 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lupe; father, Manuel; son, David Macias; brothers:  Rudy, Roy and Manuel; sisters:  Louise, Lenore, Mary, Lupe; and son-in-law, Jerry Reitz.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

9:00 - 11:00am

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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