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Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday March 2nd, 2018
1:00pm - 7:00pm

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Friday March 2nd, 2018

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Dieter "Pete" Netzel

Dieter “Pete” Netzel, 69, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in Bentonville, Arkansas.


Pete was born on April 20, 1948, son of the late Max Netzel and Else (Preibisch) Netzel.  He moved his family to Arkansas in 1989 to continue his career with Wal-Mart and retired as a Senior VP in International merchandising.  He enjoyed boating and lake life. 


Pete is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Karen Netzel of the home; two children, Kelly DeVetter and husband Scott of Austin, Texas and Jeff Netzel and wife Jill of Springdale, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Justin DeVetter, Jenna DeVetter, Kate Netzel, Caroline Netzel and William Netzel; three sisters, Ursela Kreft and husband Ewald of Foley, Alabama, Jutta Oberg of Madison, Wisconsin and Ruth Boness and husband Bob of Janesville, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews. 


Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Arkansas.  Memorial service will begin at 2:00pm that day.  Pastor Todd Lovell will officiate the service.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, AR  72712.  

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A candle was lit in memory of Dieter Netzel

Ben vonspreecken Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to all of you in your loss of such a great man. May you find peace in that he no longer suffers and comfort in all your life long family memories..
love Linda and Keith Remer

Linda remer Mar 2 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences on Pete's passing. It was my pleasure to have worked with Pete in the 1990's.

Robert Klock Mar 2 2018 12:00 AM

Pete was such a wonderful person!!! He was a great teacher, mentor and I learned so much from him. I am blessed for having known him. I pray for him family and their strength. Blessings

Theresa Barrera-Shaw Mar 1 2018 12:00 AM

David and Rhonda Combs
Karen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We'll also remember Pete from great times at the lake.
Our prayers are with you.

David Combs Mar 1 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was sent on March 1, 2018

Thank you for all of the memories, Pete. Sending many hugs and lots of love to you all. Cyndie Frederick

Expression of Sympathy Mar 1 2018 12:00 AM

Karen, Sharis & My Thoughts and Prayers are with You and your Family with the loss of Pete. May the Lord give you strength surround you with his love .

Joe Mains Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

May the Peace of Christ be with Pete and all the family.

Jim Bilgischer Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dieter Netzel

Joe Tapper Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM