In Memory

Larry M. Peak

Peak, Larry Martin Age 71, born in Wichita, KS in 1945, succumbed to non-Hodgkin lymphoma on March 14, 2017.

Larry established a successful private mental health practice in Manhattan, KS followed by working as a counselor and teacher at the Episcopal Social Services in Wichita, KS. He loved to drive his 442, listen and dance to the blues, sip a glass of white wine, watch KSU sports, and work his crossword puzzles. Larry dearly loved his four sons, Brian, Christopher, Nathan, and Nicholas, their beautiful wives, Kellie, Michele, Alison, and Tracy; his three grandchildren, Connor, Lauren, and Alana; and his wife, Suzie. He cherished his mother, Betty Peak, his late father, Johnny Martin, his brother, Roger, and his best friend, Bob Couchman. He was a quiet, gentle, decent man and he is now at peace in the arms of the universe. A special thanks to Larry's doctors Jeremy Deutsch, Krista Shackelford, Grant Rine, and Arthur Windholz who took such good care of him.

To remember Larry, please give to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. In celebration of Larry, the family will watch March Madness, drink beer, and exchange stories just as he would want. - 

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03/21/17 08:48 AM #1    

Michael G. Norris

I am saddened to learn of Larry's passing.  We were both neighbors and classmates at Pleasant Valley Elementary School way back when.  We were often in each other's home playing with marbles of all things. 

I can still remember when Larry's father was killed in a one-car accident while Larry was still in elementary school.  Understandably, he was devastated. 

Even back in those early years, Larry was quiet and gentle friend. 

RIP Larry.

03/22/17 11:42 AM #2    

Tim Cotter

I too was saddened to learn of Larry's passing. He was such a good friend in jr. hi & at North. We spent our first year of college at Baker University & were roommates for part of a semester. 

I think we lost touch after he moved to Manhattan. Larry was a good person,  genuine,  smart, and funny. His friendship will be missed but not forgotten. 

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