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Henry G. "Hank" Peek, 86, of Breese, Ill., born Nov. 18, 1926, in Breese Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.
Hank retired from General Motors. He was formerly a custodian for the City of Breese Parks, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese American Legion Post 252, and the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Theresia, nee Kampwerth, Peek; brothers, Joseph, August, Gerhard, Cyril, and John Peek; a sister, Sister Theresta Peek, SSND; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Martha Peek, Estelle Peek, Robert Hustedde, Francis Hustedde, Joseph Hustedde, and Charles Boeckmann.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann, nee Hustedde, Peek whom he married on Sept. 27, 1949, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese; his children, Duane Peek of Plano, Texas, Donna (Rodell) Weh of Breese, Cindy Dumstorff of High Ridge, Mo., and Lisa (Michael) Enright of Harvest, Ala.; six grandchildren, Holly (Kris) Hanson, Dan Peek, Kristie (Clinton) Beach, Derek (Melissa) Weh, Lindsay (Craig) Hejnal, and Hannah Enright; five great-grandchildren, Georgia, Kristopher, Kinsley, Camden, and Emma; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Leona Peek of Breese, Arlene Peek of Aviston, Carol Peek of St. Rose, Monica Boeckmann of Germantown, Rita (Maurice) Albers of Germantown, Rose (Francis) Rehkemper of Breese, Herb (Carol) Hustedde of Breese, Anthony Hustedde of Breese, and Dorothy (Gerald) Showalter of O'Fallon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese Park, or to Hannah's Playground and will be received at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to www.mossfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Moss Funeral Home, Breese, Ill. American Legion service will be at 7 p.m. followed by K of C at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Father Patrick Peter and Father William Hitpas officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese, Ill.
MOSS FUNERAL HOME, Breese, Ill.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th Street Breese, IL 62230
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 3, 2013