SHELDON—James Wm. “Bill” McPeek Jr., age 61, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

His memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, with Father Siby Punnoose officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation with family present will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon.

The family requests that everyone observes the social distancing guidelines and masks are required during the visitation and the service at the church with limited seating available for the church service.

Arrangements are under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

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James Wm. “Bill” McPeek Jr., the son of James Wm. Sr. and Gladys (DeRoos) McPeek, was born on Sept. 22, 1958, in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Sheldon, Iowa, until the eighth grade, then went on to attend Sheldon High School graduating in 1977. Bill was united in marriage to Vickie Marie Johnson on May 19, 1979, in Sheldon, Iowa. They made their home in Sheldon. Bill was a welder, fabricator and a machinist, he had worked for Rosenboom Machine & Tool in Sheldon and DEMCO Manufacturing in Boyden. Bill fought a courageous battle with cancer for 13 years. He passed away at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reaching the age of 61 years, 11 months and 19 days.

Bill loved camping, the outdoors, fishing and especially his son’s and grandchildren. Family was especially important to him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Vickie; three children, Michael (Erika) Addengast of Sutherland, Iowa; Joshua (Aimee) McPeek of Sheldon, Iowa, and Aaron McPeek of Calumet, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Olivia, Lylah, Taylor, Violet, Baine, Michael, Christopher, Jeremy, Hunter and McKenzi; his mother, Gladys Brinkman of Sheldon, Iowa; other extended family members; his special friends, Jim Vander Ploeg and Kelly Jongerius; and other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, James Wm. McPeek Sr. and his stepfather, Robert Brinkman.