Hugh Peabody, age 83, of Cambridge died December 22, 2020 at home. A private service will be held in early January. A public memorial service will be held in the spring at Springvale Baptist Church. Burial will be in Strike Cemetery. The private service will be live streamed on Saturday, January 9 at 2 PM. The link will be posted here closer to service day.
Hugh Roger Peabody was born December 31, 1936 in Richfield, Minnesota to Charles and Lillian (Davis) Peabody. When he was one year old his family moved to Isanti and they attended St. John Lutheran Church in Bradford and Weber. Hugh graduated from Cambridge High School in 1954. He served his country in the US Navy from March 1956 – March 1959. On May 23, 1959 Hugh married Nancy Doble at Springvale Baptist Church. They made their home in several places and after retirement made their home in Cambridge. Wherever God sent them, there was a purpose. They met many friends, were encouraged or were able to encourage others along their journey. Hugh always loved the idea of being a farmer but it never worked out. He worked several jobs including one of his favorite, being a cattle feeder. Hugh enjoyed going to toy shows with his son, Stuart, collecting toy tractors. He and Nancy liked traveling to Branson where they went antiquing and played mini-golf. He also enjoyed woodworking, playing table games with family, and he loved music, especially singing with Nancy. His family and church were very important parts of his life and he enjoyed being at church and seeing people there even when he could not participate as much. He was a kind person and will be missed dearly.
Hugh will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Nancy; five children, Tod (Kelly) Peabody, Bruce (Glenda) Peabody, Keri (Brian) Ek, Kay Peabody, and Stuart (Maria) Peabody; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings, Paul Peabody, Art Peabody, and Emily Tousley; and brother-in-law, Earle Tousley.