William T. Peck

Born: Sun., Nov. 18, 1923
Died: Tue., May 24, 2011


Visitation

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., May 26, 2011
Location: Hickey Chapel


Funeral Mass

9:30 AM Fri., May 27, 2011
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart


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William T. Peck, 87, residing in Mishawaka, passed away at 6:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at home. He was born November 18, 1923 in South Bend to the late Perry T. & Ontario (Evans) Peck, and remained a lifelong area resident.
 
Bill was the founder and owner of Lake Supply Company in Niles, MI and Johnstone Supply in South Bend and Elkhart. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Society. On April 19, 1947 in South Bend, Bill married the former Margaret "Peggy" Kedzie, who survives.
 
In addition to his loving wife, Peggy, Bill is survived by four daughters, Mary K. Kowals of Niles, MI, Elizabeth "Betsy" Peck Learned of Barrington, RI, M. Elliott Peck of North Smithfield, RI and Martha M. Pearce of Vero Beach, FL; three sons,  W. Thomas Peck of Wadmalaw Island, SC, Michael Joseph Peck of Denver, CO and Andrew K. Peck of Granger, IN; and seventeen grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Elliott Argue of Gilmanton, NH and Anne Mitchell of Miamisburg, OH; and one brother, John Evans Peck of Granger, IN.
 
Bill celebrated life through his friends and family. He was dedicated to the arts as a painter and loved all music, poetry, golf and especially horse racing.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Friday, May 27, 2011 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. Graveside services and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 pm Thursday, May 26, in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend.
 
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy for Bill may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.
 
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Maureen & Joe Ebner and kids
   Posted Tue May 24, 2011
Dear Aunt Peggy and All,
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Bill. We love you and wish we could be out there this weekend to see you all. Our prayers are with you. Lots of love,
Maureen, Joe and kids

Energy Star Heating and Cooling
   Posted Wed May 25, 2011
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tim and Jayne Graham.

Donna Halbert Bachtel
   Posted Wed May 25, 2011
Dear Dr. John Peck, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary P. Kendziorski
   Posted Thu May 26, 2011
Dear Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Haywood and the Johnstone Team in Terre Haute, Evansville, Owensbor
   Posted Thu May 26, 2011
Andy, You helped me so much when I got started in the company, and from then on. I met your Dad a couple of times. My Mom is 86 and I fear everyday about her. I cried when I saw this. It is hard to lose someone you really love. Our thoughts will be with you and your family.

Angie Woodberry
   Posted Fri May 27, 2011
The thoughts and prayers of the Johnstone family of Florence, Little River and Rock Hill, SC are with you at this time. God bless.

Tony, Nancy, and Heather Sullivan - Johnstone Supply Elk Grove
   Posted Fri May 27, 2011
Mrs. Peck, Andy and all -

The word of Bill''''s passing took a heartbeat away from me and left it hurting and empty. It''''s sadness that I haven''''t felt for a lot of years. I''''ll carry your Dad''''s kind words and smile in my thoughts for a long time. I''''ll miss Bill.

Bill and Jane Robertson
   Posted Sun May 29, 2011
Dear Aunt Peggy and Peck Family,
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this week. What a wonderful man Bill was. He brought joy to so many people. My Mom and Dad loved him dearly, and now they are all smiling down on us. Love and peace,
Bill, Jane, Will and Emma Robertson

Van and Jean Gates
   Posted Tue May 31, 2011
To Peggy and the Peck family
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Van and Bill were pals in grammer school and we always enjoyed Bill so much. You have a wonderful
guy to remember and cherish. He will be missed.


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