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Steven Peik
May 2, 1947 - November 17, 2020

Steve Peik, 73, of Oelwein passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his home.  Services will be private.

Steven Lowell Peik was born in Albert Lea, MN, on May 2, 1947, to parents Lowell and Florence (Martin) Peik.  He graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1965.  Steve then attended Mankato State University and graduated with a BA in Political Science and Social Studies.  On July 19, 1969, he was united in marriage with Linda Grunhovd in Mankato, MN.

Steve taught history and government at Oelwein High School, as well as coaching football.  He had served many years as President of the Oelwein Public Library Board.  Steve was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Cubs.

Left to celebrate his life are his wife Linda; his children: Matthew (Darcy) Peik of Davenport and Dr. Samuel (Annie) Peik of Philadelphia, PA; his grandchildren: Henry, Ahren and Sabrina Peik.  He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son Benjamin.


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Susan Dickey on November 30, 2020 at 1:14 PM said:

Dear Linda, Matthew, Samuel, and grandchildren, How deeply saddened I was to hear this shocking news! My heart goes out to all of you at this time of grief. When I was growing up, Steven made a special effort to talk with me at Grandma and Grandpa Martin's festive Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. He was nearer to my age than my cousins and brother and sister. I admired him. Even in those early years, I respected his intellectual curiosity, a curiosity that we shared. I will never forget him. Be well. Thinking of you, Susan Dickey (nee Peik) (Ibrahim, Renee, Amaya)
nanseiler@yahoo.com on November 28, 2020 at 12:37 PM said:

Our condolences go out to you, Matt, Sam and their families. So sorry to lose my cousin. I have such fond memories when we were young playing
at a grandma and Grandpa’s farm and then when we were older Walt and I always enjoyed talking to Steve. He was always so personable and interesting. Will miss him.
Jack Greeman on November 27, 2020 at 8:14 AM said:

Steve was a good friend for over forty years. He will be missed every day. Sympathy to Linda, Matt, and Sam.
Dana & Diann Smith on November 25, 2020 at 6:07 AM said:

We are so sorry for your loss.
Steve was a wonderful teacher and coach and such an asset to the Oelwein Library board!
Jim Olson-Albert Lea, Minn. on November 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM said:

Saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. A longtime friend, High School and College classmate.
Carol Tousley on November 24, 2020 at 7:42 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Steve. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Steve was a great guy and Tom and I had so much fun with him on our bus trips. RIP.
Lori (Marrah) Beierschmitt on November 23, 2020 at 8:35 PM said:

Deepest Sympathies to the Family of Steve Peik. I'm sure many or must of us in the Class of '81 had Mr Peik (or Mrs Peik) for a teacher. I know there are no words to ease your loss at this difficult time, but know the Class of '81 sincerely extends their Deepest Sympathies.
Steve and Mary Reeder on November 20, 2020 at 5:55 PM said:

Our deepest sympathy to all of you, our prayers are with you.
Macy Crawford on November 20, 2020 at 3:59 PM said:

I worked with Steve and Linda at school... I learned so much from them... such great teachers.... Steve will be missed by many..... Macy Crawford
Jason Clemen Class of 98 on November 20, 2020 at 10:40 AM said:

He was a great teacher and a nice man all around. My condolences to his family.
Lisa Baych on November 20, 2020 at 6:58 AM said:

Thanks for being an awesome teacher! You touched a lot of lives. Rest in Peace Mr. Peik!
Miron & Elaine Walker, Carrie Walker on November 19, 2020 at 6:28 PM said:

Condolences to the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on November 19, 2020 at 3:17 PM said:

Sincere condolences. Steve was good guy, subtle sense of humor. He'll be missed by all. We'll be saying prayer for him & may he rest in peace.

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