Philip Peden, 85, passed away February 7, 2020

Philip Peden, 85, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd. Memorials may be made to Caring Circle Hospice or donor’s choice. Those wishing to share a memory of Philip online may do so at

Philip was born April 11, 1934 in Tacoma Park, MD to Merle & Viola (Schoonard) Peden. Philip graduated from Emmanuel Missionary College Academy in 1953. He served his country in the United States Army from 1956 until 1958 during the Korean War. On November 14, 1959 he married Carol Ann Stenske in St. Joseph. Philip worked for Whirlpool Corp. until retirement and then as a chauffeur for many years. Philip was a Charter boat skipper and loved fishing and telling fish stories at the dock. He spent winters in South Florida where he loved to surf fish. He also loved camping, growing his flowers and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Philip is survived by his wife Carol Ann Peden; sons Michael (Joan) Peden and Jeffrey (Mellissa) Peden; daughter Michelle (William) Foss; four grandchildren Kristi (Chris) Grant, Katie Peden, Anna (Andrew) Sarno and Nick (Jackie) Peden; three great grandchildren Caleb Grant, Logan Grant and Paisley Peden; and brother Roger (Carol) Peden. Philip was preceded in death by his parents and brother Donald Peden. 

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