Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 19, 2014 12:00 am EDT


CONCORD, N.C. — Peter L Kreimes, a gentle and kind Christian man, who made many friends in his journey through life, went to meet his Lord and Savior on April 15, 2014. Pete’s passing was a result of complications from many long-term illnesses.

A memorial service will be Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m., at Parkwood Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. at the church.

Peter was born in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Rev. Roy E. and Beverly C. Kreimes. After moves from Dayton and Miami, Fla., Peter has lived the last 30 years in Salisbury and Concord, N.C. After graduating from Danville High School, Mr. Kreimes served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. where he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the war, he attended the University of Miami and spent 15 years with the Dade County Public Safety Department. Locally, Pete owned Cochran Auction Company, Hickory Hams and Café and PK Specialties. He was also employed by CMC-Northeast as Nutrition Services Supervisor. In retirement, Pete was a Cannon School Bus Driver and worked in the Rowan-Salisbury School System as Caterer and Cabarrus County School System School Food Service at Jay Robinson High School. His most loved hobby was “Happy Dogs,” his hot-dog cart business.

Pete loved life and lived it with great passion every day. He will be remembered most for his huge heart, great personality and wonderful sense of humor. Always positive, when Pete was asked how he was feeling, he would always answer “Like a million dollars.” Everyone who knew Pete was blessed to know him and have him in their lives.

Mr. Kreimes was totally devoted to his wife, Margaret (Rich). She was the love of his life and he had a great appreciation for her constant love, devotion and care. Also left behind are Pete’s children, Roy E. Kreimes II of S.C., Melody K. Wiser of Cashmere, Wash., and Cheret Kreimes of Va.; a sister, Mrs. Jack Monette of Concord; and eight grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all of those who have prayed and expressed love and compassion during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkwood Baptist Church, 1069 Central Drive NW, Concord, N.C. 28027; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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