RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- Jack F. Peak, 79, of Rushville, formerly of Huntsville, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday (July 9, 2010) in Heritage Manor South in Beardstown. He was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Fulton County, a son of Fred and Lora Fern (France) Peak. He married Phyllis Jean Farr June 13, 1951, in Astoria, and she survives. Jack attended Ipava Grade School and graduated in 1949 from V.I.T. High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He worked for B.F. Goodrich in Henry before moving to the Camden/Huntsville area in 1963, where he began farming until his retirement in April 2005. He served on the advisory board of the Schuyler County school board and was a director of Camp Point Mutual Insurance Company and Jensen Woods Camp Board. He was a member of Camden United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Camden Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 648 and a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 9. He was also a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4, the Schuyler County fair board and the Schuyler County Farm Bureau. He was named the Master Farm Family in 1998 by the Schuyler County Ag Day committee. Also surviving are six children, Brenda Shelts and husband Larry and Brian Peak and wife Nancy, all of Camden, Stephanie Downs, Lori Ruth and husband Gareld and Angie Dyche and husband Mike, Jr., all of Rushville and Stacie Kuta of St. Charles; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Briney and husband Melvin of Astoria, Jeff Shelts and wife Jen of Camden, Shannon Seneczko and husband Mike of Plainfield, Amber Range and husband Jess of Greenfield, Alexis and Andria Downs of Rushville, Tara Terry and husband Scott of Industry, Tanya Esther and husband Chad of Rushville, Kaitlyn and Keaton Dyche of Rushville and Natalie and Jason Kuta of St. Charles, 10 great-grandchildren, Abbie, Alex and Emily Briney, Collin and Justin Shelts, Aria, Roland, and Elysia Seneczko, Charlie Terry and Avery Esther; a sister-in-law, Marian Hoffman of Morton; and one niece, Kim Diegel and husband Keith of Pekin and her children Mindy and Daniel Diegel. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Peak; mother and stepfather, Lora and Edwin Frech; one brother-in-law, Donald Hoffman; and a nephew, Kevin Hoffman. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Wood Funeral Home, Rushville, with the Revs. Dixie Croxton and Ron Cox conducting. Burial with military rites by the U.S. Navy Burial Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post 4 will be in Rushville City Cemetery. VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Masonic rites at 8 p.m. MEMORIALS: Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, Schuyler Veterans Memorial or Camden United Methodist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Wood Funeral Home, Rushville. WEB SITE: www.woodfh.net Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 11 to July 13, 2010
Wood Funeral Home
900 West Wilson Rushville, IL 62681