Lois “Nana” Arlene Peck, 92, of Albany, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, after a brief illness.
Lois was born on July 12, 1927, to Rudolph and Lillian Moses Best. She married Howard Peck and raised two children, Duane and Faith. Lois worked for nearly 30 years as a payroll clerk at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, Iowa. Following her husband’s death in 1993, she moved to Albany, Ill., to be closer to family. In her later years, Lois worked at Cordova International Raceway and Exelon Quad Cities Station, serving meals and her famous cinnamon rolls.
In her spare time, Lois enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, listening to polka and country music, working outside in her yard, and spending time with family and friends. Her family remembers Lois’s independent spirit, sense of adventure, strong work ethic and kind nature.
She is survived by her son, Duane Peck of Bluegrass, Iowa; daughter, Faith Lindley and son-in-law, Kevin Lindley of Albany, Ill.; granddaughter Stacy (Stan) Kiejko of Rockford, Ill.; granddaughter Stephanie (Philip) Schmitt of Morrison, Ill., and two great grandchildren, William and Lucy Schmitt of Morrison, Ill.
Lois was preceded in death by her sister, Madeline Blancke; great-grandchild, Jordan Schmitt; and husband, Howard Peck.
A graveside service, officiated by Pastor Floyd West, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at Lusk Memorial Cemetery, Albany, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Albany Ambulance at 409 S. Church Street, Albany, IL 61230.
Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Fond memories and condolences for Lois’ family may be shared at www.lemkefuneralhomes.com, obituary page.