Obituary for Forrest William "Bud" Peake

December 22, 2017


Forrest William "Bud" Peake
Age 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 14, 1924 in Portland the son of Guy and Pearl (Pryer) Peake. Bud was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, bowling, an occasional casino trip and spending winters in Florida. Bud retired from Michigan State University-Beef Research after 15 years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and “mother” Maude Peake; son, William "Bill" Peake; great-granddaughter Margot Hengesbach and brothers Wilbur (Mary) Peake and Lynn Peake. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Eleanor; children Randy (Donna) Peake, Sue Hengesbach, Leanne (Kevin) Simon, Nancy (Ted) Schrauben; daughter-in-law, Sharon Peake; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Margy (John) Moyer; many in-laws on the Gensterblum side and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. Larry King, presiding. Rite of Committal will follow at Danby Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Athletics or Portland Athletics in memory of Bud. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

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