Peter O. Drolshagen, Jr.

  • Born: March 11, 1934
  • Died: December 30, 2014
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

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146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

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 was 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.
Memorials may be directed to the Columbia County Humane Society or the charity of one's choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere and deepest sympathy to the entire Drolshagen family.

Posted by Rick Leistikow - Dallas, TX   January 11, 2015


My sympathy goes out to the family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Dawn (Rennhack) Kearney - Madison, WI   January 05, 2015

My Uncle's and my Grandfather's middle name was not Oscar it was Edward people need to get this right because it will hurt some people's feelings like mine. If you are going to honor Uncle Pete than you need to get things right before they are published. I think you need to get things right before the funeral because Peter O. Drolshagen, Jr. it should be Peter E. Drolshagen, Jr. just like his parents gave him the name when he was born. Sorry but this does bother me a lot because it does not honor him or his father by giving the wrong name.

Posted by Debbie    January 05, 2015

I enjoyed talking with Peter when we both had been in law enforcement. He was a great guy and had a great sense of humor. God Bless!

Posted by Jim - Reeseville, WI - Friend   January 02, 2015


My deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by Lori Rubio - Fort Worth, TX   January 02, 2015

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