Peter Graciano Munoz, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Couer, MO. Peter was born on June 29, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Graciano Munoz and Natalie (Ariano) Cruz.
Peter was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge #1126 and V.F.W. Post #1300, both in Granite City, IL. Peter had retired as an operator helper on the 72 inch line from Granite City Steel after forty years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing and cooking, he especially enjoyed cooking at the Pig & Lamb Roast at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Peter loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Ginger (Steven) Kleinschnittger of Alton, IL, Robin (Dean) Mertens of St. Charles, MO, Dawn ((Tom) Castilleja of Granite City, IL and Patti (Nathan) Borgmeyer of Apex, NC; proud grandfather to Duran, David, Trevor, Eric, Jeremy, Wendi, Christopher, Isabella, Shawn and Doug; proud great-grandfather to Kaylin, Ryan, Dre, Phynix, Desiray, Cash, Gregory, Landon, Hunter and Adrain; extended family and many dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Evelyn’s House, 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Donation will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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