October 24, 1939 - May 8, 2020
Peter Paul Schubert passed away on the morning of May 8, 2020, at the home he designed and built in Layton, Utah. During his 80 years, Peter led a challenging, adventurous, and accomplished life. Peter was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1939 to Paul and Frieda Schubert, His early life shaped him into a resilient, hard-working and strong individual as he and his family endured life in a war-shattered and divided nation. He obtained his early education in Germany and successfully completed an apprenticeship program in mechanical engineering when he was only 18 years old. In his young adulthood, he also had an opportunity to spend several months bicycling with his friends though several countries bordering Germany. This experience further forged his independent spirit and sense of adventure and created wonderful memories that he fondly recalled and shared with others throughout his lifetime. In his twenties, Peter had a desire to visit the United States and was able to secure a sponsorship to stay with a wonderful family who resided in the state of Utah. He had ambition and quickly obtained employment which allowed him to further develop his skills in the mechanical engineering field. While living and working in the United States, Peter met Rita Emma Wilkes. Rita captured his heart and it became clear that his stay in the United States was no longer temporary. Peter and Rita married in May in the year 1968 and Peter successfully completed the naturalization process to became a U.S. citizen shortly thereafter. Peter continued to work and excel in the field of engineering and found his niche in the aerospace industry. He truly loved his work and enjoyed mentoring other young professionals as they entered the work force. He maintained a passion for learning and cultivated many wonderful friendships during his career. Peter was also a talented artist and enjoyed oil painting. Once he retired from full-time work, he was able to devote more time to his painting and he looked forward to entering his pieces into the Utah State Fair art competitions each year. His artwork won multiple awards and a few of his paintings were made into prints for distribution. Peter also enjoyed travelling to destinations throughout the United States and abroad. He loved the National Parks and spent many vacations with his family enjoying the splendor of nature. He also loved to travel to Germany to reconnect with family members and to satisfy his sweet tooth by enjoying the spectacular baked goods available in the German bakeries. The time we had with Peter was a gift and we will miss his companionship, compassion, sweet spirit and inspirational strength. We are grateful for so many wonderful memories that we will hold close to our hearts and cherish forever. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers. He is survived by his sister, his nephew, his two daughters, and his grandson. Due to restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a public memorial is not currently planned; however, the family would love to receive condolences and any memories at www.premierfuneral.com. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Peter's hospice nurse, Stephanie, from Community Nursing Services Home Health Care and Hospice.
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