AUGUST 6, 1962 – NOVEMBER 14, 2022
In the early morning hours of November 14th, 2022, Peter W. Ungerman was called upon by the Lord to return home to His loving embrace. After a fierce and admirable battle with cancer, Pete was granted rest as he was set free of his worldly tribulations. He spent his last days and final moments in the warmth of his home surrounded by the tremendous love of his family and dear friends.
Pete is survived by wife Kelly Ungerman, his children Cassandra Ungerman, Natalie Radu (m. Chris Radu), Cole Deringer (m. Kyrsten Deringer), and his beloved grandsons Gabriel Radu and Asher Deringer. Pete is also survived by his sister Janice Tracewell (m. Bruce Tracewell), his brother Gary Ungerman, and sister-in-law Dawn Ungerman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pete is preceded in death by his parents Peter G. & Shirlee Ungerman, and his son Donie Ungerman.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Pete became an electrical engineer. Pete graduated from Colorado State University. He worked for his father, Peter G. at Ungerman Engineering alongside his cousin Jay Franson. Pete worked for Platte River Power Authority for 20 years and eventually landed his dream job at Xcel Energy as the Director of the Hayden Power Plant. This job took Pete to beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he planned to retire.
Pete was a man that knew everything about leaving a lasting impression. His great taste and appreciation for music emanated everywhere in his life. He had a love for gardening and his green thumb was quite impressive. He designed and constructed his own garden that rivaled most small farms. The yearly bounty from it fueled Pete's other strong love for all things culinary. There were countless salsas, soups, and fine meals shared with family and friends from his garden. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then Pete was most definitely the heart of the kitchen. You could rarely get him away from the stove or grill unless it was to shoot pool or change the music. Pete loved the holidays deeply. It showed through pumpkin carving in costume for Halloween, large Thanksgiving feasts where tables and seats were filled, the smell of a fresh cut pine tree in his living room, and his home adorned with bright Christmas lights including a 9-foot-tall Grinch. Pete had a real talent for expressing himself through written word. Pete loved to be with family, loved to golf, loved hiking, loved his dog (Sammy), but not much could rival his love for the mountains and skiing with his wife and family in beautiful Steamboat Springs. Pete was a strong staple in many people's lives, and he will be greatly missed.