Obituary Record

Cecil Wilson Peck
Died on 9/3/2003
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Enterprise 8 Sep 2003

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Area businessman Cecil W. Peck, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair, where he had resided for the last year.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Blair with the Rev. Nancy Flader officiating. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Cecil Wilson Peck was born March 11, 1918, in Lyons to Benjamin F. and Louisa (Compton) Peck. He grew up in Burt County and graduated from Decatur High School in 1937.

He moved to Blair with his family in 1939 and attended a welding school in Omaha. In 1941, he started a welding shop in Herman. He worked at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant in Bellevue before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served in the European Theater until 1946 with the 687th Engineering Company. After World War II, he attended Milford Technical School.

In 1947, he married Margaret Baker at Weeping Water and the couple made Blair their home. Mr. Peck was employed at Kelly Ryan Equipment Company until 1963. In 1969, the couple founded Peck Manufacturing Company in Herman, where they worked until retirement. They observed their 56th wedding anniversary this year.

Mr. Peck enjoyed traveling and family vacations and spending time with his grand-children.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Craig Owen of Audubon, Iowa, and Nancy and Ron Williby of Blair; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Rosa Peck; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Vernon Robeson of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers-in-law and wives, Ivan and Marjorie Baker of Davenport, Iowa, Lewis and Eleanor Baker of Weeping Water, Charles and Melpo Baker of Bellevue, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Ted Wilder, and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Ruth Peck and Sheldon and Frances Peck.

Memorials are suggested to the Blair First United Methodist Church or Crowell Memorial Home.

#2 Omaha World Herald 5 Sep 2003

PECK---Cecil W., 85 yrs., Blair. Survived by wife, Margaret; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Craig Owen, Audubon, IA, Nancy and Ron Williby, Blair; 1 son, Steven and Rosa Peck; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Vernon Robeson, Huntsville, AL.

SERVICES Sat. 10 am, First United Methodist Church, Blair. Interment Blair Cemetery. PRAYER SERVICE Fri. 7 pm, at the Funeral Home. Memorials to United Methodist Church or Crowell Memorial Home.


Blair, NE 402-427-2191

#3 Funeral Leaflet

In Memory of Cecil Wilson Peck

Born March 11, 1918 Lyons, Nebraska ~ September 3, 2003 Blair, Nebraska

Memorial Service 10:00 AM Saturday, September 6, 2003, First United Methodist Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating Clergy: Pastor Nancy Flader. Assisting Clergy: Rev. Robert E. Meanor. Organist: Marilyn Urwin. Soloist: Christine Swets “Because He Lives”, “Hymn of Promise”


Grandsons: Bryce Williby, Scott Gatewood, Jason Owen, William Owen, Jerome Jensen, Steven Nimerichter

Honorary Pallbearers: Granddaughters, Grandsons: Lisa Gatewood, Jill Wiliby, Camie Williby, Hope Jensen, Alison Brinker-Owen, Ken Clark, Brian Clark

The family of Cecil Peck appreciates the many expressions of sympathy and concern. Everyone is invited to meet with the family in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service.

~~~ Obituaries and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 9/8/2003