Donald W. Peek, Jr., 55


Donald W. Peek, Jr., 55, died Thursday, March 4, 2021, at his residence.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. CDC protocol will be followed with the wearing of masks and social distancing. Private funeral services will be held.

Mr. Peek was born Aug. 16, 1965, in Springfield, to Donald W. and Angelene “Berniece” Peek, Sr. He married Tracey Robinson in 1989, and they remained friends after divorcing in 1996.

He worked in construction at C & M Concrete and R.L. Moreland for 20 years.  He was a member of Loami Christian Church. He loved telling stories of his fun/wild times with his friends, and loved 80s rock music. Most importantly, he loved being a grandpa and his favorite name was “Papa Peek.”

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Sasha (James) Backstein of Riverton and Albert (Shelby) Peek of Mechanicsburg; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Annabell, Joleen, Gracie, Audrey, Hazzel and Gabriel; three sisters, Cheryl (Stan) White of Coffeen, Brenda (Les) Wanless of Loami and Belinda Szerletich of Springfield; three brothers, Daryl (Traci) Peek of Loami, Ronnie Peek of Springfield and Randy Peek of New Berlin; his lifelong friend, Brian Tomlin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Lucas Backstein; brother-in-law, Pat Szerletich; and a sister-in-law, Renee Peek.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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