John Peck

Friday, August 4, 2017 7:22 pm

John Peck, 79, Moose Lake, died peacefully Sunday, July 30, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. A Gathering of Family and Friends is from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Celebration of Life Saturday, Aug. 12, in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Pastor Reggie Denton will officiate. Inurnment will be in Calmar Community Cemetery, Calmar.

John was born in Decorah March 27, 1938, to Chester and Margaret Peck. At the age of 10, John began his working career by mopping the floor and cleaning the front windows in a local business. He continued his strong work ethic through careers in management at the Star Tribune and Fairview Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program until he retired in 2003. His lifelong commitment to community service was shown through his involvement with Kiwanis, Y’s Men’s International and PTA. John was also a working musician for 19 years in the Twin Cities area. He had an incredible passion for running and had achieved 13 Grandma’s Marathons, several Twin City Marathons, and Bix 7 Road Races in Iowa. Fulfilling a promise to his father, John proudly graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota , John married Barbara Hoadley Aug. 27, 1994, in Minneapolis. John had a great love for his family. He also enjoyed music, rock and coin collecting, cooking, fitness and travel, and will be long remembered for his great storytelling.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara; daughters: Michelle (Mark) Borchardt of Bloomington; Lisa (Andrew) Peck-Gladstein of Minneapolis; Kori Pederson-Peck of Minnetonka; and Kelsey (Xavier) Max of Hopkins; son: William Peck of Richfield; step-son: Todd (Corinne) Hoadley of Moose Lake; step-daughter: Tracy (Paul) Hoadley-Belanger of Moose Lake; numerous grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, Chester Peck; mother, Margaret Peck; first wife, Sylvia Myers Peck; two brothers; and two sisters.

To sign the guestbook online, go to Blessed be the memory of John Peck.

Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

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