Charlie Peake 1928-2006
KAHRS, PEAKE, HANSMEIER, DOWNS
Posted By: Volunteer
Date: 9/20/2006 at 11:19:50
Charlie Peake, 77, of Delhi and Hot Springs, Ark., died Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester following heart failure. A Celebration of Life gathering was held Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Delhi American Legion. Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Manchester was in charge of arrangements.
Charlie was born August 23, 1928, in Mederville, the son of Clarence M. and LaVerne I. (Kahrs) Peake. He graduated from Postville High School in 1946.
March 18, 1950, Charlie was united in marriage to Lorraine M. Hansmeier in Elkader. The couple farmed near Postville. In 1955, Charlie went to work maintenance for the city of Manchester. He then operated a filling station/repair shop in Delhi. Charlie did contract carpentry until retirement.
Charlie enjoyed playing with his children and grandchildren. He had a special talent for making people smile.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Lorraine Peake of Center Point; children, Ruth (Larry) Hansmeier of Cedar Rapids, Rosanne (Charlie) Downs of Delhi, Richard (Debra) Peake of Graham, N.C., and Robert Peake of Hot Springs, Ark.; four grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth "Hap" (Joanne) Peake of Waukon.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and LaVerne Peake.
Waukon Standard, August 23, 2006
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