Richard H. “Dick” Peik

Richard Peik

MADISON – Pastor Richard H. “Dick” Peik, age 81, of Madison, Wis., went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. He was born on March 9, 1941, in Hutchinson, Minn., the son of Howard and Lucille Peik, and passed away at his home in Madison.

Dick graduated from Brownton High School and attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., earning his B.A., finding his calling as a pastor, and meeting his future wife. He married Carol Townsend on June 13, 1964, and enjoyed a loving, devoted relationship for 58 years until his death.

Pastor Peik began his ministry at age 23 and attended Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., earning a Master of Divinity. He pastored multiple churches in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dick was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1983 and bore the challenges of this disease with courage and resilience until his death. His wife, Carol, provided him loving care throughout.

Dick was an avid sports fan, and excelled in baseball, football and basketball. He encouraged his children to stay active throughout their childhood. Dick loved music, especially bluegrass and played guitar, trombone and mandolin.

Richard is survived by his wife, Carol; three children, Elizabeth (John) Brekelbaum of Rockford, Ill., Jonathan (Cathy) Peik of Wauwatosa, Wis., and David Peik of Geneva, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Jake, Jesse and Jonah Brekelbaum; Blake, Genevieve and Andrien Peik; and Eli Peik; two brothers, Chuck (Barb) Peik and Randy Peik; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at DOOR CREEK CHURCH, 6602 Dominion Drive, Madison, at 12 noon on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

An additional visitation will be held at NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 10384 W. Coffman Road, Forreston, Ill., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. until the time of remembrance beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the North Grove Evangelical Church Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to WNWC-FAITH RADIO, P.O. Box 130517, St. Paul, MN, 55113.

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