In memory of

Catherine Peck

September 10, 1943 - October 15, 2022
Catherine Peck

Catherine Peck

Born: September 10, 1943
Died: October 15, 2022
Age: 79
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   Catherine Peck, age 79 of Lake City, IA, formerly of Lake View, IA, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, IA.  Catherine Lavonne Peck was born on September 10, 1943, to parents Wilmer and Helen (Fischer) Peck in Storm Lake, IA. She grew up with her parents and her brother James in Lake View.
   Cathy had the gift to brighten the day for others and she also had a great sense of humor. She lived at Pomeroy Care Center during early adulthood and later at Opportunity Living Intermediate Care Facility in Lake City. While at Opportunity Living, she enjoyed working on door mats for the local store at their Activity Center.  She also liked their books and art studio where she participated in one-on-one interaction after readings. Cathy enjoyed music and singing and was also fond of coming to Lake View to see the lake and the town. She loved going to the movies in Lake City. She could also be seen driving her wheelchair around the grounds of Opportunity Living with visitors. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her parents Wilmer and Helen Peck; her brother and sister-in-law James and Peggy Peck.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her nephews Michael (Susan) Peck and their children, Natalie and Russell, Aaron (Adina) Peck and their children, Alyssa and A.J.



Services are pending.
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 9:03 AM
“Cathy was my cousin, and I can still picture the family reunions and get togethers while growing up and as kids we would run and play, and Cathy would join in with us. She would get excited and scream and laugh to where her mom and dad would tell her to calm down. Our parents would tell us to calm down also and I would think, we are just having fun and let the kid have fun also. Her disabilities were not an issue for us, and I loved to hear her laugh. However, what is etched into my mind for eternity was her political knowledge. Many a time I saw her debate an adult and spew forth facts and figures that left the adults speechless. I was in awe of her vast political knowledge, or maybe it was the realization that I knew far less than her. Cathy left a mark on my life, and I learned to never judge another despite a disability. I believe that Cathy's purpose in life was to teach others to enjoy life and never judge anyone for the outward appearance, but what lives in the heart. ”
- Donald F Peck
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 9:09 AM
“I knew Cathy back in the 70s and 80s when she was at the Pomeroy Care Center. I saw her again when I worked for a short time in Lake City. While she was on Pomeroy I can tell you we all enjoyed her sense of humor and laughter. My deepest condolences.”
- Lorie Gerdes
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 9:09 AM
“I worked at Pomeroy Care Center during the years it was Cathy's home. I want you to know what a true joy she was! My sincere sympathy. ”
- Tracey Gilleland
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 9:09 AM
“I cared for cathy with my first nursing job in Pomeroy, way back and again had the honor to care for her at her past home. Her eyes brighten so much when I reintroduced myself and she remembered me. I will always have a place in my heart for her!!❤️”
- Anita Hoyt
Monday, October 31, 2022 at 9:13 AM
“I am Cathy's nephew and guardian, Aaron Peck. I was heartbroken when Cathy was transferred to the hospice home just days after I had spinal fusion surgery. She passed the next day as I had feared. I am not able to travel for weeks due to recovery. This will delay her service unfortunately. I would appreciate your understanding and patience. We will update this page once we have a date set that will accommodate my recovery and travel for family to Iowa. In the mean time I would love to read your stories about Cathy and your interactions with her and her family. Thanks for your condolences. ”
- Aaron Peck
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 1:22 PM
“Cathy was my childhood friend . She would visit my grandparents, Ross and Hazel Irwin, and play on my grandmother's porch. I have fond memories of Wilmer, Helen, Jim and Kathy Peck families and you have my sympathies at this sad time.”
- Jane Irwin Croll
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 9:05 AM
“I will miss Kathy she was so fun to be around you are in my thoughts!”
- Amy Whiting
Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:47 PM
“Dearest Cathy, You truly gave the best hugs and sincerity of love to those you held close. I'll always remember you in our " therapy groups". You could sure make a dull day turn into a day of nothing but humor,love, and pure joy. Your choke holds will forever be one of my special memories. RIP girl and run free & share your spirit of love in Gods Holy Land. I'll see you again. Thanks for so love♥️”
- Sue Hirschberg
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