Pelecky, Edwin F.
Jan 22, 1920 - Jan 21, 2013
Omaha. Survived by wife Helen M. Pelecky; children (and spouses), Janice Stultz McNeill (Mike), and Glenn M. Pelecky (Deborah); grandchildren (and spouses), Kevin Stultz (Sarah), Brian Pelecky (Kara), Kyle Pelecky (Marcy), Jill Neuses (Brian), Mike McNeill (Kathy); great-grandchildren, Eric Stultz, Ryan Stultz, Loran Pelecky, Hunter Pelecky, Beran Pelecky, Eva Pelecky, Colin Pelecky, Hayden Pelecky, Aidan Neuses, Lucy Neuses, Jacob McNeill, Krista McNeill, and Jackson McNeill.
Ed served many roles in his lifetime and as a result impacted many people. His first role was during W.W. II when he served in the Army
Aircorp stationed in the Philippines. He and Helen had married just prior to the war and spent three years never seeing each other. He vowed upon his return that they would never be separated again. Being a man of his word, they never were in over 70 years of marriage. After the war, he found himself in a familiar role, running the family business, Major Auto Body Shop. Later he would apply his vast knowledge of cars as an insurance adjuster. When he retired, he was vice-president of Allied Insurance. He always said that he would retire at the age of fifty-two and that is exactly what he did. For over thirty years he and Helen traveled to every state in the United States, the provinces of Canada, Mexico, and the countries of Europe. During that time, Ed served a term as President of the Nebraska region of the Wally Baum association. His most cherished role though was as a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had the most amazing way of giving whichever child he was with his undivided attention, making them feel cherished and important. He took great pride in being called "Poppie." Ed was a man who loved deeply and was loved deeply in return.
Because Ed has donated his body to the Nebraska Anatomical Center, there will be no service at this time. Any memorials may be sent to the Eastern Nebraska Veteran's Home. Their loving care of Ed and support for the family is deeply appreciated.