Edwin Carleton "Ed" Peck
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Edwin Carleton "Ed" Peck , Age 85, of Neenah passed away peacefully Thursday, March 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Ed was born on December 12th, 1928, in Decorah, Iowa, the son of Dr. Chester Peck and Margaret (Moore) Peck. He is now reunited with the love of his life, Constance Cyr, whom he married on January 30, 1954. Ed is survived by his children: Richard (Patricia) Peck, Jackie (Paul) Habza, Phil (Karla) Peck, Catherine Peck, Jim (Tina) Peck, Patty (Todd) Meisenholder, and Robert (Candy) Peck ; his brother, John (Barbara) Peck; sisters-in-law: Flo Rousseau, Simone Bierne, Cathy Reeves; close family friend, Patti Kacerguis; and many other loving friends and family members. He was a Pepere to 26 grandchildren and Gran Pepere to 19 great grandchildren.
Ed attended Iowa State University on an athletic scholarship to play football and run track. He was also in the ROTC and in 1951 he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering before joining the Navy later that year. He served on the submarine USS Grouper during the Korean Conflict. Ed thrived in his career working for General Electric, Corning Glassware, Ecko Housewares, Marx Toys, and finally retiring from Kimberly Clark. Ed took great pride in his work and held several patents. The Pecks moved often, living in many different states, before settling down in Neenah, Wisconsin. Their houses may have changed, but their family bond was what made it a home. Ed was the glue.
No matter where Ed lived, he always had a love of Drum and Bugle Corps that was developed early on in life when he was a member of the Decorah Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps. This passion was passed down to his children and grandchildren, many of whom took part in it themselves. His other interests included being a member of the Appleton Curling Club as well as the Fox Valley Bridge Co-op. Edwin always strived to stay connected with his family, whether it be by hosting get-togethers or Skyping with his younger brother John. He had a wonderful sense of humor, never forgetting to see the lighter side of life. He was devoted in his faith and to his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.K. and Margaret; his brother, Jim Peck; sisters: Mary Kreymer and Nancy Ellingson; and his beautiful wife of 58 years, Connie Peck.
Special thanks to the many caring hands at Thedacare Hospice, Bonnie from Right at Home, and Dr. William Conkright. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local
. Private services will be held by the family.
"Don't worry about me, I'm alright."
Kessler Funeral Home - Neenah
304 S. Commercial Street Neenah, WI 54956
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 16, 2014