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Maxwell R. McPeek

July 20, 1945 September 4, 2017
Maxwell R. McPeek
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Max McPeek, 72, of Grand Ledge, passed away September 4, 2017. Max was preceded in death by his parents, Don McPeek and Evelyn McPeek Olin. He is survived by his son Michael and former wife Carol; sisters-in-law Pat (Jack) Schmalzried of Boyne City, MI, and Barbara Torbert of Orlando, FL; many nephews and nieces; special friends Jeff and Karen Nunham; and life-long friend Tom Hlinka. Max was a life-time resident of Grand Ledge and graduated with the class of 1963. He grew up spending summers at the family cottage on Gun Lake.

Max worked as a Legislative Aide in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate. He also worked for Michigan United Conservation Club and as a Grand Ledge Realtor. He was an avid hunter and fly fisherman and he belonged to the National Rifle Assn, Life Member, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Michigan Bow Hunters Assn B.A.S.S. Anglers Sportsmen’s Society, American Power Boat Assn, and North American Hunting Club. But his true passion was boat racing, achieving the following awards: National Marathon Champion, 3 years; National High Point Marathon Champion, 7 years; Recipient Mid-America Cup Series, 3 years, and Michigan High Point Champion.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan for the kindness, excellent care and compassion they provided.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI 48915, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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