Francis William Raymond Pelman entered the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.|
Francis was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Danville, the son of William and Anna Pelman.
Following the death of both his parents, Francis was grateful for the opportunity to call Mooseheart his home until his graduation from high school in 1942. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1946. Shortly thereafter, he met and married his lovely wife, Rosalind, whom he faithfully loved and cherished for over 64 years. In 1949, Francis received his accounting degree from the University of Illinois. He enjoyed his career as a CPA – especially serving his clients until he retired earlier this year.
Francis leaves to treasure his memory his wife, Rosalind; daughters, Karen (Mark) Fulford, Kathleen Pelman and Jennifer (Jeff) Burchell; and grandchildren, Zachary (Lauren) Fulford, Joshua Fulford, Melissa Burchell, Justine Burchell, Elizabeth Burchell and Hannah Burchell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Marian, Charles, Edna and Willanna.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 6, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Memorials to Mooseheart, 155 South International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100, would be appreciated.
Arrangements are handled by Malone Funeral Home. For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on May 4, 2013