Peter C. Logtens, 65, assistant manager of the Springfield office of Better Homes Realty Inc. and a former federal housing official, died Oct. 28 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital following surgery for an aneurysm.

He lived in Arlington.

From 1959 to 1960, he was chairman of the Arlington County Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments.

He also had served on the Arlington County Republican Executive Committee.

Mr. Logtens was born in the Netherlands and moved to England in the mid-1930s. He was a graduate of the University of Montreal. He came to this country in 1943, and spent four years with Netherlands economic missions in New York and at their embassy here.

After that, he was a real estate appraiser in Northern Virginia, a staff appraiser with the Federal Housing Administration and served on the Veterans Administration's fee appraisers panel.

He left the government in the early 1960s and joined Town and Country Properties in Northern Virginia. He was sales manager of the concern's Alexandria office and manager of its Springfield office before joining Better Homes two months ago.

Mr. Logtens was a 1981 recipient of the Northern Virginia Board of Realtors' "ethics man of the year" award. He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife, the former Esther Frances Mears, of Arlington; two sons, Edward P.C., of Falls Church, and John H., of Arlington, and a sister, Sister Chrisstella Logtens of the Netherlands.