June R. Peak

June 10, 1932 ‒ March 20, 2020

Marion, Ohio

June R. Peak, age 87, of Marion, went to be with the Lord and was reunited with her beloved husband, Jack, on Friday, March 20, 2020, at her home in Primrose of Marion with her loving daughter, Cindy, by her side following an extended illness.

On June 10, 1932, June was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the third of five children of the late Lawrence Luke and Theresa Cecelia (Lancaster) Lundrigan.

One fateful night in Montreal, while on a flight maintenance layover, June met a handsome young Air Force Lieutenant, Jack Dale Peak, who quickly took her and her heart to amazing new heights she couldn’t have ever imagined.  She and Jack were married on September 21, 1955, in his hometown of Marion, Ohio.  Together they shared nearly fifty eight years of marriage and lovingly raised two children: John and Cindy.  Jack preceded her in death on May 31, 2013.

A loving homemaker, June took great pride in caring for her husband and children.  She took the responsibility of being an Air Force Veteran’s wife in stride, supporting them however she could as they were stationed and lived all over the world including: Aviano, Italy; Tuscan, Arizona; Victorville, California; Moses Lake, Washington; and lastly, Isfahan, Iran.  Throughout it all, Marion was always home base, purchasing a home there in 1969.  Building a home in 1971,  it became their official home after they returned from Iran in 1976.  Also, June was great in the kitchen. Her family will especially miss her candied yams, sage dressing, and the wonderful fruit cakes she made every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

From day one with Jack,  June embraced her new life in the United States of America.  One of her proudest moments was when she became an official US citizen shortly after her marriage.  She always spoke about how hard she had to study.

Very faithful, June was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Marion for many years.  Honoring her faith, she had an extremely fulfilling accomplishment of reading the Bible from cover to cover in 2019.  Over the years, she also enjoyed volunteering at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry, a member of the VFW Post 7201 in Marion, and a member of American Legion 162 on Bellefontaine.

In her spare time, June enjoyed going shopping, sharing lunch with friends, and collecting anything replicating angels and wolves.  She also loved her little canine companion, “Lady”, and feeding the birds and ducks who always came to her back door while living at Primrose.

June felt blessed by her life, and was well known for her giving heart, always giving of her time and money.  She loved supporting many food pantries and she also sponsored a foster child every year at Christmas time through Marion County Children’s Services. Of course she had to add more than to the gift than required.

Most important of all to June was her adoring family and extended family.  Her heart overflowed with love for all of them.

June will be dearly missed by her two beloved children: Cynthia Marie (Alan) Harris of Cardington, and Dr. John Dale (Dr. Sophie) Peak, Lt. Col. USAF, Ret. of Waxhaw, NC; her four loving grandchildren: Michael (Melissa) Harris TSgt USAFR  and Ryan (Lauren) Harris, Cameron and Kelsey Peak; two siblings: Sir Larry (Pat) Lundrigan, and Barbara (Jerry) Santry; numerous nieces and nephews, including four special nieces: Kim Santry, Marion Lundrigan, Annmarie Mitchell and Michele Lodewijk; and many dear friends, including: Caroline “Gidget” Samardge, Julie Stout, and Karen Baxter.

Including her husband and parents, June was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Roy (Betty) Lundrigan; and a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel (Tom) Wright.

In light of our current health emergency, services will be observed privately by June’s family, with entombment in Marion Cemetery on March 25, 2020 .  Then, at a later date, a memorial service will be announced once gathering restrictions are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joyce’s Angels, 277 Kensington Place, Marion, OH 43302  or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 930 Harding Memorial Pkwy, Marion, OH 43302.

On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a special, heartfelt “Thank you” to Joyce’s Angels, especially her fabulous caretakers Susan Lovell, Sharli Gattshal, and Victoire Adissem.  A big “Thank you”goes to OhioHealth Hospice (Chaplain Heather, SW Jessica, Nurse Georgette, and health aid Beth Donaugh).

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve June’s family and your condolences and favorite memories may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • What a very bright light has moved from our vision! June and Jack welcomed me and my daughter Liza to St. Paul’s many years ago. They were both so kind and always made us feel special! For many years now, she has been such a. Wonderful friend! We had so many wonderful conversations. She gave me much support she never I needed it. Motherly, kind, funny. Her deviled eggs!!! She had such an interesting life. I will sorely miss her! Dianna Schweinfurth

  • Mama June and Mr. Peak took me in back in 2012 when I began cleaning their home. I knew I was adopted into their family after only a few visits!! From knowing them, I gained so many friends and a wonderful sister, Cindy. June was Mama June to me, or sometimes “mamaw” June. She never let me leave her home empty handed. I will miss her spunk, her red hair, and most importantly her love & acceptance. June, thank you for loving me! We had some good times, you and I!

  • Junie..you will be missed. I send my deepest condolences to Cindy & John & all the family. June was a special aunt to me. My memories go back to early childhood when June, Barbara & Ethel would take their little niece shopping in downtown Montreal & spoil me rotten. Those were fun days I will always remember fondly. In recent years Cindy & June visited their Canadian relatives in Ontario & we loved their visits as we always had loads of fun & many a good laugh. We know June loved visiting us but we suspect she came mainly for the Canadian chocolates & cookies she loved so much…..
    Junie was always a lady who had no fear in saying what was on her mind & I believe I may have inherited her trait…not a bad thing. I will miss you & always love you. R.I.P.
    Your niece, Marion

    PS Mary sends her heartfelt condolences.

  • Deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom. I fondly remember her smile and laugh. She was friends with my Mom, while I was growing up. Prayers and jugs to Cindy and John and their families.

  • Cindy and Family,
    My heart goes out to you all during this trying time of grief. May God’s loving arms surround you all in the days to come. Love and huggs.

  • June will always be a special part of my life.. we got to know the Peak family .. a long time ago .. when we too lived in Iran I always remember popping round to see Cindy June made one of those .. mm beautiful angel cake.. with white topping! Cindy & I have become lifetime friends & always be.. ❤️

  • At least June you are at Peace in that beautiful place you go to.. with Jack by your side..
    Your probably having a good natter with my mum & dad .. who became your great friends!
    My condolances go out to Cindy John & all the peak family in this time!
    God Bless you all!

  • June family sorry for your loss have my sympathy and prayers God be with your family. lois and louise keep save!

  • Cindy, So sorry to hear of your Mothers death. She was the sweetest, funniest lady ever. She always had a smile on her face and a funny joke or story to tell us girls at Visible Changes when she came in to get her hair done.
    My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family ! May she live in your memories forever…..God Bless!

  • My favorite Aunt Junie. I will miss you very much. My condolences to Cindy, John and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time. I have many great memories of visiting Marion, Ohio since I was a child. Going to my Aunt June’s and Uncle Jack’s was always a highlight. June was always so welcoming and we always had a great time. Such a loving caring person. Love you !

  • We have fond memories of Jack & June & the kids, as we lived and worked together in Iran for three years. We were a pretty close knit bunch! I am so pleased the children turned out well, under the guidance of their Grand parents. They were very proud of the family. We were too! We will surely miss both of them.