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Lola Peckham, 100, of Lake City Michigan passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2015 in Pompano Beach Florida.

Lola May Hoekzema was born in McBain, Michigan on October 17, 1914 to Emma and Harry Hoekzema. Lola was a beautiful, elegant and active woman. She was an active member and officer of the Lake City Women's Club; she was Past Noble Grand of Rebekah, participated in the Little Group and served as Chairperson of the 10th District for the state of Michigan Democratic Party for many years. Lola and her husband Robert (Big Bob) operated...

Lola Peckham, 100, of Lake City Michigan passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2015 in Pompano Beach Florida.

Lola May Hoekzema was born in McBain, Michigan on October 17, 1914 to Emma and Harry Hoekzema. Lola was a beautiful, elegant and active woman. She was an active member and officer of the Lake City Women's Club; she was Past Noble Grand of Rebekah, participated in the Little Group and served as Chairperson of the 10th District for the state of Michigan Democratic Party for many years. Lola and her husband Robert (Big Bob) operated the Peckham Oil Company which drilled the wild cat well, thereby opening the McBain oil field. She and her husband maintained a farm with more than 150 horses, an occasional cow, pig, goat and chicken. When her children were young, Lola was active in the scouts, school events and was the 4-H leader teaching many youngsters to cook, can and sew. She loved sewing, collecting, cooking, gardens, art and her family. Lola invited everyone into her home and her first request would be "Let's have some SASSY TALK". Family members became her favorite chauffeurs as she insisted on cruising the Lake City gut; going two tracking out by Halcyon Ranch; and checking out the camp site at the Clam River.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her son Robert II (Bob II), her daughter Dawn Bishop, her son-in-law Bill Bowers, brothers Max and Bill as well as her sisters Marge, Vivian and baby Hoekzema.

Survivors include her children: T.W. (Becca) Peckham of Saginaw Michigan, Marsha Bowers of Holt, Michigan and Margate, Florida, Mary (Doug) Fritz of Bay City, Michigan, Janis (Bill) Dietrich of Charlevoix, Michigan, Greg Peckham of Lake City, Michigan and Pompano Beach, Florida, her son-in-law Rick Bishop, daughter-in-law Pam Peckham, two nieces and a nephew. Lola leaves 18 grandchildren and 29 great -grandchildren. She was an awesome woman who was dearly loved and will be missed by all who came in contact with her.

Family and friends will continue to utilize her advice to those who came in contact with her: To her sons and their friends - "Admit Nothing"; to her daughters and their friends - "Stash some money and never let your partner know you have a savings account".

Memorial services will be held at Kraeer Funeral Home located at 200 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach FL 33062 on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Reverend Ray Wehrenberg will preside over the service at 3:00 PM. A Michigan service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Lake City, Michigan, at 2:00 at the First Presbyterian church across from her home on Huron Street. Reverend Janice Jasperse will preside. Burial will be at Mount View Cemetery in McBain followed by a luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church.


If you would like to honor Lola with a memorial donation, the family suggests Cadillac Area OASIS, 118 S. Mitchell Street, Cadillac, MI 49601 or Missaukee District Library, P.O. Box 340, Lake City, MI 4965l.