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Peake, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Peake, 89 of Galesburg, Ill. died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Marigold Health Care Center.

Joseph was born December 7, 1922 in St. Augustine, Ill., the son of Thomas and Mary Hagan Peake. He married Jean Ann Beck on January 18, 1949 in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara Peake of Springfield, Ill. and Rebecca (and Paul) Blystone of Great Falls, Mont.; a brother, Thomas (and Marilyn) Peake of Alexis, Ill.; a sister, Mary (and Lloyd) Heiarr of Clinton, Iowa; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters.

Joseph was raised in St. Augustine and Abingdon, before moving to Galesburg in 1949. He attended Abingdon High School, graduating in 1940. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 to 1943. Upon returning from the war, he worked as a mechanic for the Oldsmobile dealership in Galesburg and then became service manager for Feslers and later Bob Lindsay Honda Toyota.

Joseph was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg and was active in the Knights of Columbus. He also served as treasurer for the American Cancer Society.

Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel followed by the praying of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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