Vernon E. Peck, 81, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 4:41 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1938 in Keokuk, IA to Raymond & Eva Pruett Peck. He married Jeanette E. Prasch on October 27, 1956 in Fort Madison, IA.
He was an entrepreneur and owned a heating & cooling business and a locksmith business in Fort Madison for many years and was the co-owner of the Cottage Café for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 5 years and was a member of Holy Family Parish. He was a collector of numerous types of antiques, including airplanes & antique cars.
Vern is survived by: his wife: Jeanette Peck of Fort Madison, IA; 2-daughters: Karen McAlister of Fort Madison, IA & Sue (Ronnie) Rea of Fort Madison, IA; 1-son: Danny (Paula) Peck of Fort Madison, IA; 5-grandchildren; 10-great grandchildren; 1-great great granddaughter; 1-step brother & 1-step sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2-brothers & 1-sister.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 with the family to receive friends from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. A private family burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Holy Family Parish or West Hancock County K9 Rescue. Online condolences and a video tribute of Vern’s life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.