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Michael Peden

Michael Alan Peden

Wednesday, September 29th, 1943 - Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Michael (Mike) A. Peden, 76, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 in Fort Wayne. Mike was born in Washington, IN to the late Roy and Eldena Peden. Mike is lovingly remembered for his caring devotion to family, friendly affability, and home made salsa that was often imitated but never duplicated. Altogether, Mike created a full, fruitful life and legacy deserving mention. He served his country in the US Army band where he cultivated a deep love of German culture. Professionally, he was a salesman, entrepreneur, small business owner, and self taught IT specialist. Mike showed remarkable physical prowess as a motorcycle racer, bicyclist, airplane pilot, sailboat sailor, downhill skier, ballroom dancer, and multi-instrumentalist. He was a sage mentor and counselor for his children, steadfast brother, and devoted husband to his wife Janet over 50 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Olive Club of Fort Wayne. Michael is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet Peden of Fort Wayne; 10 children: Krista (David) Williams of Charlotte, NC, Dr. Erik (Aude) Peden of Indianapolis, IN, Kathryn Peden of New Haven, IN, John (Grace) Peden of Indianapolis, IN, Andrew (Kristin) Peden of Winter Garden, FL, David Peden of Dallas, TX, Mary Lewis of Las Cruces, NM, Mark Peden, James Peden, and Christopher Peden all of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert Campbell of Balboa Island, CA, and Arthur (Paula) Peden of Pittsburgh, PA. A memorial Mass will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic School. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com
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Phyllis Catalano

Posted at 05:14pm
Dear Janet and family,
Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time. What a full accomplished life he had. So many thoughts and prayers we will are sending up for you and your family. God has blessed us with so much goodness. God loves you all and so do we,
Mike and Phyllis
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John, Mui, Jasmine, Sean

Posted at 06:15am
We are remembering Michael today and the warm smile he always greeted us with when we met him over the years. Our warmest condolences to his family.
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Julie Oberley

Posted at 05:13pm
Peace be with you, Janet and Family as you celebrate the life of Mike. May you find comfort from loved ones when sharing the many memories and from God above as he is gone home to his resting place but never forgotten. Murphy Insurance, Inc.
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Marsha Rumschlag

Posted at 10:46am
Sending our sincere condolences to Janet and the entire family. Michael will be remembered for his work ethic, family values, endless curiosity, love of Tobasco sauce (!!), and being a kind and caring friend. We have many memories of good times spent with him and the family. He will be sorely missed!
Love to all of you as you process this tragedy in the midst of a national crisis. Looking forward to commemorating Michael and his legacy when life is back to "normal".
Thoughts, prayers and love,
Marsha and Don
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