Henry G. Peck, Sr. (Hank) passed away at Good Samaritan Nursing Home on Feb. 28, 2011, at the age of 90. He had a history of a heart condition, nervous conditions, and numerous other health problems, some caused by serving in the 194th Tank Company A as a corporal in the Philippine Islands, being a Bataan Death March survivor and prisoner of war in Japan.
Hank was preceded in death by his wife, Lilah (Sinclair); infant son; sisters, Goldie Peterson, Daisy Turcotte; brothers, Westley Peck and Leslie Peck.
He is survived by his wife, Erma; five children, Patricia Horn, of Brainerd, Pearl Bellefeuille, of Nisswa, Ramona Gedde, of Gonvick, Connie Holden, of Nebraska, and Henry G. Peck Jr., of Nisswa; sister, Della Fay Larson of Falls City, Ore.; and brother, Johnny Peck, of Gull Lake; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews; and five stepchildren, Barbara Korinta, of Ogema, Adeline Hutchison, of Merrifield, Cathy Berglund, of Round Rock, Texas, Janice Dirkes, of Browerville, and Eugene Hollingsworth, of Mound.
He lived in Brainerd for 81 years and worked at Park Region Lumber for 33 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (MO Synod), Brainerd, VFW, D.A.V., Battling Bastards of Bataan, 194th Cavalry and Quan Bataan Magazine. The Mayor of Brainerd proclaimed May 20, 2000, as Henry G. Peck Sr. Day.
Services will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Kleckner officiating. Visitation hours are from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and will continue the hour before services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Lake Edward Cemetery where he will lie next to his late wife, Lilah. Military honors will be provided by the Minnesota National Guard Funeral Honors Team.
In lieu of flowers his wife, Erma would like memorials to Good Samaritan Bowl Freedom Shift.
Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.