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Robert R. Peck
1932 - 2018
Robert Peck, 86, of Decatur, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018
at 11:00 pm at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, Illinois.
A funeral service celebrating Bob’s life will be Friday morning, July 20th at 10:30 am at
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (2055 S. Franklin St. Rd.) in Decatur. Visitation will be
Thursday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm, and one hour before service time, also at the
church. Burial will follow at Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Tanzyus Logan
Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Bob was born in February of 1932, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of John Hugh and Verna
Elizabeth Peck. He grew up in Decatur along with his six brothers and four sisters. Bob
attended several elementary schools in Decatur and was a 1950 graduate of Decatur High
School. He worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Decatur for 50 years.
Bob loved his job and the many friends he made as he brought his customers their mail, a
smile, and a positive attitude every day. Bob loved family gatherings. He was a devoted
Cincinnati Reds fan and especially enjoyed watching the Big Red Machine teams of the
1970's. Bob played slow pitch softball until the age of 70. He was a member of
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and the U.S. Postal Service Labor Union, Branch #317.
Bob married Mary Lou Shearer in November 1953. He married Nancy White on
February 18, 1984. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters Bobbi (Barry) Edwards,
Terri (Rick) Hinton, all of Decatur, and Sarah (Ed) Irwin of Cape Coral, Florida,
grandchildren Jeff Kresse, of Denver, Colorado, Jason (Sarah) Kresse of North
Baltimore, Ohio, Matthew Edwards of Decatur, and Collin and Kiera Irwin of Cape Coral,
Florida, great grandchildren Ryleigh, Bryson, and Ella Kresse of North Baltimore, Ohio,
brothers Richard (Marilyn) Peck of Cookeville, Tennessee, James (Susie) Peck of
Decatur, and sister Patty Warnick, of Monticello, Illinois and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Hugh, Jack William, Vern, and Tom,
and sisters Mary Jordan, Shirley Price, and Janet Keenan.
Bob will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. Memorials may be made
to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and the Alzheimer's Association.
Please sign the family guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com.