Services for Mr. Peck were held on June 28 at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Reverend Stephen Kieser officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, with the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City in charge of the arrangements.
Leroy Martin Peck, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Ludwig) Peck, was born at Anthon on May 26, 1925. Leroy lived his youth in the Anthon and Quimby areas, and received his education in Quimby. Following his education, Leroy worked in the construction business, installing natural gas pipelines. He served his country during World War II, entering the United States Army on Nov. 6, 1945 and receiving his honorable discharge on Jan. 25, 1947.
Leroy was united in marriage to Edna Huseman in 1947, and the couple was blessed with two sons, Benny and Benjamin. Leroy and Edna initially resided in Cherokee, where he was manager of the creamery. They came to make their home in Albert City in 1969 where Leroy was employed as a tank wagon driver for the local co-op for over 25 years, retiring in 1989. Edna died on June 26, 1985, after which time Leroy continued to make his home in Albert City.
Leroy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Storm Lake, Iowa, the Cherokee V.F.W., a lifetime member of the Alta V.F.W. Post # 6172, and the Albert City American Legion. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and also liked to tinker with lawnmowers, tractors, cars and small engines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Edna, his son, Benjamin, three infant grandsons, one brother, Francis, and an infant brother, Richard.
Those who will always cherish his memory include his son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Maren Peck of Albert City; his three grandsons: Chad, Matthew and David Peck; three great-grandchildren: Erin, Connor and Lindsay; his sister, Arlene Konopsis of Sugarland, Texas; other relatives and a host of friends.