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Donald Pekarek

Pekarek, Donald F.

Donald F. Pekarek, 88, a resident of the Wisteria Haus, of Two Rivers, former Mishicot resident, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his residence. Donald was born August 13, 1924, in Kewaunee Co. to the late Joseph and Irene Sager Pekarek, and has been a lifelong area resident. He married the former Joan Kalcik May 26, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norman, and she preceded him in death June 29, 2005. He served his country in the United States Army. Don worked as a steel fabricator for the Gaterman Mfg. Co. of Manitowoc for many years. After his retirement he drove school bus for the Mishicot Public School System, and enjoyed working on his son Don's farm in the fields and on the machinery. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, and a 60 year member of the American Legion Post # 538.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Mary L. Pekarek, of Manitowoc; Daniel L. Pekarek, of Two Rivers, and Linda Pekarek, of Two Rivers; seven grandchildren, Mark (Shelly) Pekarek, Courtney Vanden Ridge, Jeffrey (Adria) Pekarek, Jodi (Bret) Bessler, Kari (Chad) Daffner, Bobbie Jo Pekarek, Jennifer (Eric) Kunesh; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandaughters. He is further survived by two brothers, Dayton (Irene) Pekarek, of Casco; Dale (Corrine) Pekarek, of Kewaunee Co; and by a brother-in-law, Anton (Marie) Kalcik, of Kewaunee; nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, and his wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Donald J. Pekarek, on January 18, 2013; and by a sister-in-law, Mildred Kalcik.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Reverend Richard Mauthe officiating, with entombment to follow in the Knollwood Mausoleum Hwy. 310 Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Saturday at the church, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Friday evening visitation. The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home, of Mishicot is assisting the Pekarek family with funeral arrangments.

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Apr. 5, 2013
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