Rodger ‘Lindy’ Peek, 76

| November 15, 2020 2:34 AM

The Peek family mourns the loss of Rodger “Lindy” Peek, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at home in Polson with his family by his side. Lindy was born May 14, 1944 at home in Polson. He was one of seven children born to the late Dewell S. Peek and Virginia Jane Oie.

Lindy grew up in Polson and attended Polson schools. After school he started work at Dupuis Lumber Mill and The Plywood Mill. In 1966 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam from December 1966 to November 1967 as a member of the famous “Swamp Rats” of Company A, First Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. There he was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. He then returned home to Polson, where he met his wife of 50 years, Joydell Korf. He then went to work for the city of Polson and was a member of the Polson Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and retired as a captain. He also was a member of the Polson Elks and Polson VFW.

Lindy was a very loving, kind and giving person who never lost his sense of humor. He loved his coffee at Price’s with his brother, Virgil, and later at The Driftwood with his granddaughters, Jerrica and Logan. Lindy loved his family and people he took in who he considered family. He loved with all his might. Lindy was selfless, giving, compassionate and a pillar to his family and friends.

Lindy is survived by his wife, Joydell Peek; son Dewell Peek; daughter Devon (Dennis) McCrea. Grandkids Morgan Roberts, Micaela McCrea, Jayson McCrea, Jerrica McCrea, Logan McCrea and Nick (Jessica) Bauer, whom he considered a grandson; great-grandsons Hayden and Lincoln; brother Virgil (Anita) Peek; sisters Beverly (Gene) Doty, Jeannie (Dan) Beavers, Margert Peek and Karol Bird; and numerous nieces and nephews and others he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewell and Virginia; father- and mother-in-law Norman and MarJean Korf; sister Sherrie Lukabaugh; son Gregory Peek; and granddaughter Kaydence McCrea.

A memorial service has been held with military honors provided. Messages of condolences may be shared online at Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.