Elmer and Marion Peschke met and married in Alaska in 1945. They returned to Alaska as pioneer missionaries in 1953. The Peschkes were both ordained Assemblies of God ministers and pastored several rural churches in the Brazos Valley of Texas. They retired in 1969 but continued to minister in churches and served many years preaching in nursing homes in Bryan, Texas.
The Peschkes' pastor, Rev. Calvin Durham, remembered the couple as "precious early ministers of the faith."
Elmer served in the US Army in World War II. He passed away November 27, 1992. He was 80 years old.