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Kaleb B. Peebles, a beacon of light and joy to all who knew him, passed away at the tender age of 16 on February 11, 2024, in Mishawaka, IN. Born on June 9, 2007, in Valparaiso, IN, Kaleb's infectious laughter and boundless optimism left an indelible mark on the world in his short time with us.
Kaleb grew up in a loving family, cherished by his mother, Gena (Jeff Davidson) Peebles who survives, and his father who preceded him, George Peebles. He is also survived by his father A.J. Cherry of Westville. He was a beloved brother to Mary Peebles of Mishawaka, Kayla Ryan of Miami, FL, Ally Peebles of Michigan, Isabella Davidson of Mishawaka, Kylee Jarvis of Lacon, IL, Jon (Adrienne) Peebles of Clare, MI, Bradley Cherry of Westville, Ashton Cherry of Lacon, IL, Carson Peebles of Mishawaka, and Kendrick Peebles of Mishawaka. His grandmother, May Wilshire of Mishawaka, and grandparents, Larry and Irene Crider of Mishawaka, will miss his bright presence dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jim Wilshire.
Kaleb's journey through life, though brief, was marked by his time at Mishawaka High School, where he was a junior. His absence will be deeply felt by his classmates and teachers who were touched by his friendly demeanor and his ability to bring humor into any situation.
A hard worker with a strong sense of responsibility, Kaleb took pride in his job at Arby's, where he was known for his service with a smile. His colleagues will remember him as a team player who was always ready to lend a hand or share a laugh.
Kaleb's passions were as vibrant as his personality. A country music enthusiast, he could often be found singing along to his favorite Jason Aldean songs. His dexterity with a Rubik's cube was nothing short of professional, and his dreams of becoming a YouTuber reflected his love for connecting with others and sharing his talents.
His interest in politics showcased his desire to be involved and make a difference, a testament to his optimistic outlook on life. Kaleb's faith was an important aspect of his life, having been baptized by Pastor Mike Jamison, a moment that held great significance for him.
Those who knew Kaleb would describe him as shy, funny, and unfailingly optimistic. His ability to see the good in people and situations, to make friends wherever he went, and to face life with a smile, will be the legacy he leaves behind.
Kaleb defied all the odds that were stacked against him from birth. He learned how to ride a bike, take 2-hour walks, and attend school, he even got a job where he loved to work at. Tasks that seem so simple but Kaleb learned to conquer them with ease.
Kaleb's life, though far too short, was a reminder to all of us to cherish every moment, to laugh often, and to approach life with the same hopeful spirit that he did. His memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him, and his light will continue to shine in the hearts of his family and friends.
Visitation for Kaleb will be on Wednesday, February 14, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Palmer Funeral Home – Bubb Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka where funeral services will take place on Thursday, February 15, at 11:00 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service. Pastor Mike Jamison will officiate the services with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, IN.
Memorial contributions can be made to Riley’s Children Foundation 500 N. Meridian St. Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204
Online condolences can be made to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
Riley Children's Foundation
500 N. Meridian Street, Ste #100, Indianapolis IN 46204