Herbert L. Peck

Monday, January 18, 2016

Herbert L. Peck

Dec. 3, 1933 - Jan. 17, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- Herbert L. Peck, age 82, of McCook, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.

He was born in Arnold, Nebraska, on Dec. 3, 1933, to Edwin and Gertrude (McComb) Peck. Herb attended school through the eighth grade in Custer County. He later completed his GED with his daughter, Peggy, in 1980. After a courtship including movie dates and drives to Ogallala in his Chevy, he married Claudetta Uehling on March 13, 1955, in Grant, Nebraska.

Herb worked as a serviceman for Goodsons, Modern Appliance, and Sears. Later he went into business for himself, repairing appliances under the name of Herb's Appliance Service. He attended training in Chicago and Dallas for appliance certification courses.

In his spare time he enjoyed collecting scale model tractors, woodworking, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at his church and spending time with his family. Herb's "handyman" skills were sought after and he spent a lot of time helping his friends and family with repairs to their homes and appliances. Herb enjoyed helping Eddie Uehling (his father-in-law) and Bernie Kuskie with harvest and other farm chores.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, John, David John, Arlie, Margaret, Vera Helen, Betty and Bob; and son-in-law, Ewing Lyle.

Surviving Herb is his wife, Claudetta of McCook: daughters, Pennie Lyle of McCook, and Peggy and husband, Hank Rawn of Bartley; son, Calvin and wife, Tonya Peck of Arapahoe: 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McCook on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery of McCook.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Family will be present at the Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday night to greet friends. On-line condolences can be left at herrmannfh.com.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.