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Peschke went to his final call on April 15, 2013. Nathan was born May 29, 1954 in Giddings, Texas to the late Nathaniel Peschke and Mrs. Betty Duke. He lived his childhood in the town of Schulenberg, Texas.
Nathan was united in marriage to Cheryl Ann Gaydosik on May 28, 1977 in Pattison, Texas. Together they had two sons Michael and Chad.
Nathan devoted his entire life to serving and protecting others as a firefighter. This began at the age of 17 when he first volunteered with the Schulenberg Volunteer Fire Department. Nathan started his professional fire career with the Austin Fire Department in December of 1973 where he served for 6 years and then with the Houston Fire Department where he served for 30 years. He retired from full time service in January of 2011. Additionally, he was a member of the Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department and the Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department.
Nathan also served the Brookshire - Pattison community as a member of the Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066, AF&AM, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Brookshire Chapter #652.
Nathan was preceded in death by his father Nathaniel Peschke. Nathan is survived by his wife Cheryl Peschke of Katy, Texas, son the Reverend Michael and daughter in law Kay of Deer Park, Texas, son Chad and daughter in law Linsey of Katy, Texas, mother Betty Duke and step-father Jim Duke of Paige, Texas, grandchildren Kathryn and Boone Peschke, brother Ronnie Peschke of Richmond, Texas, and sister Gail Cook of La Grange, Texas.
Pallbearers are District Chief David Renfro, Senior Captain Ken Dernehl, Ret. Senior Captain R.L. Williams, Captain David Colaiacomo, Engineer Milton Buell, Engineer Richard Ponce, Firefighter Larry Claxton, and Ret. Firefighter Billy Van Winkle. Honorary Pallbearers are all the firemen who worked with Nathan at Stations 57 and 78 of the Houston Fire Department.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Road, Katy, Texas with interment to follow at the Pattison Cemetery in Pattison, Texas, Reverend Doctor Jay Jackson and the Rev. Kip Gilts, officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Nathan's memory to the Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066, AF&AM, P.O. Box 161, Brookshire, Texas 77423.
Schmidt Funeral Home
819 Waller Avenue
P.O. Box 248
Brookshire, Texas 77423
Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 16, 2013