Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

June 17, 2013

Lowell Peak

Lowell E. Peak, 66, of Effingham, passed away unexpectedly at 9:15 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, with Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Effingham. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Effingham Animal Rescue Sanctuary, P.O. Box 1737, Effingham, IL 62401. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.

Lowell was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Marion, Va., the son of James R. and Catherine (Whisman) Peak. He married Patricia in St. Louis.

Lowell owned and operated Peak Construction Co. before his retirement in 2011. He was affiliated with Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham. He was a proud member of the Republican party. He was an avid animal lover. Over the years, he rescued and cared for many animals. Lowell enjoyed a simple life on Lake Sara since 1987.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Pat Peak of Effingham; daughter, Amanda (Mike Horaites) Atkinson of Chicago; brothers, James Peak and Richard (Denise) Peak, both of Baltimore; sisters, Sharon (Ralph) Haines and Linda Peak, both of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Janet Whitehead.

Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • Omar Lira Omar Lira, 28, of Effingham, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Perryville, Missouri.Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    July 30, 2014

  • 7-30 Jean Webb obit photo Jean Webb Jean Webb, 80, of Effingham, slipped away peacefully in her sleep with her family near, to join her beloved Herbert, at 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with entombment in Woodla

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Walton Wright Walton Roy “Short” Wright, 74, U.S. Army veteran of Decatur, formerly of Wrights Corner, died at 6:05 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City,

    July 30, 2014

  • 7-30 Bertha Gillson obit photo Bertha Gillson Bertha Mae Gillson, 89, US Navy World War II veteran of Westfield, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Hines VA Hospital.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Markwell Chapel, 119 S. Washington St., Westfield, with the Rev. Walter Miller officia

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 Daniel Helmbacher obit photo Daniel Helmbacher Daniel W. “Dan” Helmbacher, 55, of Effingham, died at 6:54 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today, July 30, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Effingham. Memorials may be made to

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 Maurice Calvert obit photo Maurice Calvert Maurice John Calvert, 81, of Sainte Marie, passed away July 28, 2014, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Pearce and Retired Navy Chief Tim Dion officiati

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janie Martinez Janie Lou Martinez, 46, of Montrose, died at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.Private family services will be at a later date. Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.meyer

    July 30, 2014

  • Paul Verdeyen Paul A. Verdeyen, 53, of Mattoon, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    July 30, 2014

  • Kenneth Beaumont Kenneth Beaumont Kenneth Dale “Smoke” Beaumont, 64, went home to Jesus on Thursday, July 24, 2014, following an eight year and eight month fight with cancer of the esophagus, colon, and pleural cavity. He was a survivor and can now rest as he has been eternally cure

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eileen O'Donnell Eileen O'Donnell Effingham Eileen B. O’Donnell, 99, of Effingham, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham. Burial will be in Leith Cemetery, Mason. Memorials may b

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.