Marlene Carole Peckham

Marlene Carole Peckham left her frail body on June 28, 2023 and traveled to the heavens, which are sure to have a herd of giraffes waiting for her to pet and feed. (She loved, no, she LOVED giraffes.)

Marlene was born on March 4, 1943 in Orange County, CA, to Mattie and Clyde Blow, but she grew up in Dell Rapids, SD. There she met and married the love of her life, Wayne Peckham, in 1962. They later moved to Minnesota where they raised their two brilliant children and a couple rambunctious puppies along the way. Ufda!

She loved her husband, kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than anything and she’s counting on them to keep her spirit alive with many smiles and belly laughs.

She is survived by her husband Wayne Peckham, daughter Janelle Brisco and son-in-law David Brisco, son Steve Peckham and daughter-in-law Katie Boylan, grandchildren Julia Cullom, Justin Brisco, Danae Smith, Samuel Peckham, and Elliott Peckham, great-grandchildren Ethan, Kallie, and Jana Cullom, and Grace Brisco, brother Ron Blow, many nieces and nephews and very dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, anyone interested can make a donation to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit that spends 100% of donations on Alzheimer’s research.