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Robert Edward Giek

June 6, 1939 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Robert Giek Obituary

Robert Edward Giek, 84, of Peru passed away at 5:11 PM, Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo surrounded by family. He was born in Peru, IN on June 6, 1939, the son of Homer and Lucille (Woods) Giek and stepfather, Tilford “Doc” Beck. On April 28, 1962, Bob married his sweetheart, Virginia Lesley, and she survives.

Bob was a 1957 graduate of Peru High School and retired from Delphi. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Peru Maennerchor, and Elks Lodge. An avid sports fan, Bob enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and IU basketball, especially under the late, great, Bobby Knight. In the off season, Bob loved to travel, particularly in Florida where he spent 18 winters. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife Virginia are children Julie (Brian) Cassiday of Winter Garden, FL, Kevin (Melanie)  Giek of Peru, IN, and Eric Giek of Peru, IN; grandchildren Joshua Cassiday of Carmel, IN, Zachary Cassiday of Carmel, IN, Tyler (Sammantha) Cassiday of Anderson, IN, Jared Giek of Peru, IN, Baylie Giek of Peru, IN and Brandon (Kyla) Giek of Warsaw, IN; great-grandchildren Henry Cassiday and Maeve Cassiday both of Anderson, IN; and siblings Nancy (David) Robison, Sara (Mike) McGuire and David (Chris) Beck. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Tilford “Doc” Beck.

A service celebrating the life of Robert Edward Giek will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 8, 2024, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN, with Rev. J. Robert Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 11:00 to 1:00 PM, Monday, January 8, 2024, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to the American Cancer Society.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

1:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

January 8, 2024

2:00 PM
Mt Hope
411 Grant Street
Peru, IN 46970


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 681405, Indianapolis IN 46268-1405


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