John Edward Peel
March 15, 1949 – May 4, 2021
John Edward Peel, age 72, of Fremont, Indiana, beloved husband and father, unofficial and always collegial mayor of Lake George, departed Tuesday, May 4, 2021 while enjoying a late afternoon siesta from his swing in his well-kept yard. John was born on March 15, 1949 in Kinderhook Township, Michigan. A Master Certified Taxidermist and internationally awarded wildlife artist, outdoor and shooting enthusiast, Harley rider, and renowned green thumb, he will be missed by many. He called Lake George home for all 72 years. He served in the United States Army Military Police from 1969 until his Honorable Discharge in 1971. He retired from Dana Eaton in 1999 after 33 years of service. Preceded in death by parents Charles Peel, Helen (Blair) Peel, sister Cynthia (Peel) Rodgers, and brother Charles M. (Della) Peel. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marcia (Bollinger) Peel; daughters Frances (Michael) Brooks and Sara Peel (Christopher Sanders), a brother Robert (Megan) Peel, brother-in-laws, Michael Rodgers, Dennis (Dorian) Bollinger, and Steven (Diane) Bollinger, and a sister-in-law, Betty Bollinger, as well as granddaughters Catherine and Elizabeth. Calling hours will be held from 4-7 pm Friday May 7, 2021 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Military honors will be held at 7 pm Friday at Beams Funeral Home. Gifts of remembrance may be made to Association of Indiana Taxidermists, C/O Todd Buchanan 9039 North Pumpkin Vine Road, Fairland, Indiana 46126.
( Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuneralhome.com )
Arrangements are under the direction of Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, IN 260/495-2915
Friday, May 7, 2021
John Edward Peel
May 31, 2021
John was saying when he got done with fish they will look smaller. He was joking of course. Very nice guy.
May 8, 2021
My family’s hearts are with you and your family.Sorry for your loss..
May 7, 2021
My cousin said it well: today is about family. Those by blood and by choice. This difficult week made lighter by calls, texts and prayers from family and friends.
We've heard stories about my dad's laugh, his appreciation for coffee and friends, his amazing grill skills, and his love for my mom. We've seen photos we hadn't taken the time to sit down and really look at in years. Shared stories of his boyhood, shooting skills, riding passion, gardening abilities, and humor. So much good! So blessed to have shared 47 years with great father.
My grandma Helen told a story 100 times if she told it once, of his new cowboy boots and how he wore them on the very first day they gave them to him. He liked them so much he wore them in the lake because he didn't want to take them off.... his commitment. 🙃
He was so passionate. His artistry benefited many through his work, his painting and sculpting, his storytelling and jokes. We will miss you so much daddy! I love you. My girls love you! Your chuckle was fun.
Thank you for being kind, silly and for loving all around you well 💔
A man of few words, you taught us that our actions speak louder than our words. We are who we are because of your example.
Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.