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Karl Richard Pesick, 80, of South Whitley, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born on March 27, 1932, in Chicago, he was the son of John and Blanche (Petrovic) Pesick.
On Oct. 21, 1974, he married Linda D. Hon in Chicago. He served in U.S. Navy from 1952-1956.
Survivors include his wife, Linda D. Pesick of South Whitley; six children, Steven Karl Pesick of Olympia Fields, Ill.; Karen R. Overton of Rockford, Ill.; Tammi L. Wagoner of Warsaw; Jason A. Pesick of Columbia City; Melaina D. Charleston of Steger, Ill.; Zachary J. Pesick of Camp Zama, Japan; three sisters, Rosemary Demkovich of Whiting, Cathy Chester of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; Victoria Drain of Mt. Prospect, Ill. and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sonia Pesick and brother, John Pesick.
Visitation is 2:30 to 4 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following calling at 4:30 p.m. on May 20 at Peabody Retirement Home Chapel North Manchester.
Pastor Mark Pratt will officiate. Burial will be at Veteranâ€™s Cemetery, Marion.
Memorial gifts may be made to Turning Point Church or the Alzheimers Association.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send condolences or sign the guest register book.