Peter "Pete" Fred Selzer III

September 5, 1975 ~ August 3, 2023

Born in: Farmington, Missouri
Resided in: Desloge, Missouri

Pete Selzer, age 47, of Desloge passed away on August 3, 2023, peacefully alongside his mother Joy Thurston and his fur babies Emma and Addie. Pete was born on Friday, September 5, 1975.

In addition to his mom, he was preceded in death by his father, Pete Selzer Jr., grandparents, Pete and Virginia Selzer Sr., Fred and Jean Sapper.

Pete will be dearly missed by his two sisters Tracy (Rob) Burns and Carmen (Dewayne) Higgins; nieces, Casey Burns, Madison Nohren, Destiny Higgins, Bailea Higgins; nephew, Rion (Laura) Burns; three great-nephews; two great-nieces along with several aunts, uncles and a host of cousins and a multitude of friends.

Pete was one of those people that everybody knew. He graduated from North County High School in 1993 and was looking forward to seeing his classmates and celebrating with them. He went on to serve in the Army National Guard and later became a very much loved and respected coach of North County Cross Country. He loved life and spending time with his friends. His loss will be felt by so many. He was currently employed with Ardagh Glass Company in Pevely and looked so forward to his 4’day weekends. He will leave an empty place in all of the hearts that knew and loved him, especially his two older sisters and their families.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Monday, August 7, 2023, from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM. with Rev. Chuck Lotz officiating. Burial to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Family asked that memorials be made in memory of Pete to the choice of the donor.


Visitation: Sunday, August 6, 2023
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Boyer Funeral Home Desloge
1116 N. Desloge Dr.
Desloge, MO 63601

Visitation: Monday, August 7, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

Funeral Service: Monday, August 7, 2023
1:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

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  1. Pete was friends with with our son Thad. He was always smiling and upbeat. A very good young man. We’re so sorry to hear about his passing. 🙏

  2. Candle 8Pete was a wonderful friend and a great para in my classroom. The kids loved him and so do I. I will miss him, as I know many others will too. Such a kind and thoughtful person.

  3. Tracy,
    Pete was always upbeat and full of life. He always went out of his way to speak to me and I always appreciate his conversations. I’ll never forget the friendship and kindness that Pete showed toward our aging friend, Tom Moon. Pete would visit Tom and take him to breakfast and lunch on a regular basis. That’s just the kind of person Pete was.

    He will be truly missed and my heart goes out to you and your entire family.

  4. Candle 2Peter peter pumpkin eater….you will be missed terribly. You touched so many lives. I will never forget the way you would yell across the room, “Chrisco”…no matter how quiet the room was. I will say a prayer for everyone you have touched, during this difficult time. Until we meet again…❤️🙏

  5. Leonard and Belinda Miller, always looked forward to him walking those sweet dogs everyday past our house. They always wanted to come and play and he was always so pleasant. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family!

  6. Candle 2Leonard and Belinda Miller. Looked forward to him walking those sweet dogs. Watched them grow up from wee pups. They always wanted to come and visit and he was always so pleasant. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family!

  7. Candle 8My heart is sad for the Burns family. I know Petey through Tracy and your mom and Carmen. Petey always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed his friends. He enjoyed his dogs. when I worked with his mom Joy, I would hear what Petey’s silly dogs did that day. and I also worked with Petey at North County for a short period time. He was good teacher to the kids. Everybody loved him. He was just a good guy he’s gonna be missed.💔

  8. Candle 5May he RIP fly high with the Angels. I’m so sorry for your loss prayers for God’s healing hands upon your family

  9. I’m so very sorry to hea this. I only knew Pete as my daughter track & feild teacher & coach. Very respectful young man. & his mother ..sweet daughter was besties in school & then roommates as freshman in Springfield college. My heart aches for the family, but sending hugs & many prayers too.
    Janice Hickman Jenkins

  10. Candle 2Pete was a good friend and neighbor. I will miss seeing him walk his dogs. But I think the dogs walked him. We will be greatly missed a long with his mom Joy. Rest in peace. Kathy and Ed Ervin

  11. Pete and I met in college at CMSU when he joined our fraternity. We had alot of good laughs and fun times the two years that he was there. I cherish those moments Pete! My heartfelt condolences go out to entire family for yor losses. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  12. Candle 2I worked with Pete at North County Middle School. He was such a positive and fun person to be around. He always seemed to be smiling. Such a tragic loss. Prayers for his family.

  13. Candle 8I know this is SO late, but I just want you to know that your Pete and Joy were both the kinds of people who left such a beautiful and lasting impression on all of us. It’s really hard to stop thinking about them and their light-up-the-room smiles and their dazzling personalities. Tracy, it was really cathartic to get to chat and hug with you. I know that you and Carmen and all of your family are experiencing SO much grief but; hopefully, the outpouring of love will help you. I hope you can feel everyone’s love, hugs, and prayers and that will help you to move forward. Love and Blessings.

  14. Candle 7To all the family & friends who loved Pete, my sincere condolences. To you Pete — So many great memories we shared… countless hours playing pool in your basement, you driving through a blizzard to Colorado w/ Ryan Pirtle to visit me & go skiing, sharing a dorm room @ Central Missouri…. And then there was the State Track Meet, May 29, 1992, your Junior year, when you blistered the anchor leg, bringing home the North County High School 3200m Relay school record, in addition to All-State honors. Doug Thurston, David Williams, I thank you for your courage & tenacity. 🙂 I’ll treasure the memories always my friend. May God reward you Pete, for all your kindness, compassion, & dedication. With all my love & prayers. Your brother in Christ Jesus, nate

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