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Sherman Peck

February 20, 1930 — March 17, 2018

Sherman Peck

Normal - Sherman E. Peck, 88, of Normal, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Heritage Health in Normal.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal with Pastor Jonathan Huehn and Pastor Timothy Fitzner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Entombment will be in Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington with full military rites by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors Project, The American Parkinson Disease Association or a donation to Christ Lutheran Church.

Sherman was born on February 20, 1930 in Kewanee, Illinois, a son to Eugene and Mildred Sheer Peck. He married Gertrude M. ‘Trudy' Hintz on April 26, 1953 in Kewanee. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2015.

Surviving are his children, Kyle Peck of New Mexico, Pam (Gary) Moreland of Texas and Cathy Hayes of Massachusetts; daughter-in-law, Holly Peck of Texas; grandchildren, Jeremy, Dylan, Misti, Katie (Chris), Michael, Becky, Jimi, Austin and Danielle; great grandchildren, Makayla, Alyssa, Morgan, Maegan, Makai, Meven, Malaya, Madden, Kayden, Halle, Jameson and McKenna and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Evan; sister, Elanore; son, Eric Peck; and son-in-law, Kevin Hayes.

Sherman graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1948 and attended Northern Illinois University. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 as an Aviation Electronic's Technician Third Class. He worked for Admiral, GE, Shell, Eureka and Illinois State University.

Sherman was a member of Christ Lutheran Church for 58 years where he served as an Elder, a Trustee and was on their planning committee. He was also a member for 53 years and past commander of American Legion Post 635.

He participated in several bowling leagues over the years, packaged Lutheran Newspapers, volunteered at the Normal Theater, BroMenn Hospital and the Bloomington Normal Air Show. He was an avid reader and coin collector. His favorite sports teams were the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and Blackhawks. Sherman also enjoyed following the ISU Redbirds in both football and basketball.

Sherman and Trudy enjoyed going on cruises, guided tours and day trips together. He will be remembered for his beautiful framework he created for ISU and his family and friends.

Sherman was a loving father of four children (P)amela (E)ric (C)athy and (K)yle that uniquely spelled out the Peck family name.


MAR 23. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

Funeral Service

MAR 23. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

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