Norman Frank PELAK Sr.
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PELAK SR., Norman Mr. Norman Frank Pelak Sr. age 91 of Rockford went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his son Daniel Frank Pelak, and his parents Stanley and Katherine Pelak. Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years Lenore E. Pelak (Brechting); his children Mary and Frank DeLucia, Norman Jr. and Joan Pelak, Thomas and Diane Pelak, Stanley Sr. and Patricia Pelak, John Sr. and Eileen Pelak, Timothy Pelak, Ann Thome, Frank Sr. and Peggy Pelak and Rev. Father Tony Pelak; daughter in law Barb Pelak; his precious grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother Henry and Erna Pelak; his sister Loraine Malmyga; brother in law Frank J. Brechting Jr.; many nieces and nephews. Norman served his country in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked over forty years as a Tool and Die Maker, working for Jarecki, Metalcraft, Reynolds Metals and General Motors. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 1 at 11:00 AM at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Belmont, Fr. Tony Pelak celebrant. Masks and Social Distancing are appreciated. His family will receive visitors at the church one hour before the Mass. Interment at Holy Trinity Church Cemetery. His family will receive visitors Wednesday, September 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd NW. Memorial contributions may be made to the Samuel Omogo Foundation www.samuelomogofoundation.org to help provide clean water in Nigeria.


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
SEP
30
Visitation
04:00 - 07:00 PM
OCT
1
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
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October 1, 2020
Dear Lenore,
Norm is always wearing a smile, and easy to laugh.
A great husband, father and provider who loves his family deeply.
He’s is an one of those quiet American Heroes.
Everyday he gets up, goes to work for decades and doesn’t ask for praise or recognition. He’s happy to do it and thankful for the work.
We know that our dad, Tom, was there, waiting to welcome Norm to Heaven and offering him his favorite beverage... OPB.
Our deepest sympathies.
Tom and Kathi DeLucia
Friend
September 30, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Pelak family. He obviously lived a full life and saw many changes in the world during his time here. I’m sure he’s looking down from heaven and is proud of every family member.



Matt and Dawn Szczepanski
Friend
September 30, 2020
So sorry to hear about Uncle Norman. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time.
Jerry
Jerry Pelak
Family
September 30, 2020
Dearest Family Members of Norm Pelak and especially Lenore:
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of Norm and thankful for the Lord allowing Norm to live to the ripe age of 91 years and praying for all of you to find comfort in knowing Norm is resting peacefully in the arms of Dear Lord and Savior.
We were neighbors for many years on Little Star Lake and have so many found memories of many times spent with the beautiful large family members and neighbors and several visits also in FL!
Our hearts, thoughts and especially our prayers are with you all and what a beautiful photo of Norm!

Sincerely,
Jack & Gerry Thornton
Thornton Jack & Gerry
Neighbor
September 30, 2020
Dearest Family Members of Norm Pelak and especially Lenore:
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of Norm and thankful for the Lord allowing Norm to live to the ripe age of 91 years and praying for all of you to find comfort in knowing Norm is resting peacefully in the arms of Dear Lord and Savior.
We were neighbors for many years on Little Star Lake and have so many found memories of many times spent with the beautiful large family members and neighbors and several visits also in FL!
Our hearts, thoughts and especially our prayers are with you all and what a beautiful photo of Norm!

Sincerely,
Jack & Gerry Thornton
Geraldine Thornton
Neighbor
September 30, 2020
Dearest Family Members of Norm Pelak and especially Lenore:
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of Norm and thankful for the Lord allowing Norm to live to the ripe age of 91 years and praying for all of you to find comfort in knowing Norm is resting peacefully in the arms of Dear Lord and Savior.
We were neighbors for many years on Little Star Lake and have so many found memories of many times spent with the beautiful large family members and neighbors and several visits also in FL!
Our hearts, thoughts and especially our prayers are with you all and what a beautiful photo of Norm!

Sincerely,
Jack & Gerry Thornton
Jack & Gerry Thornton
Neighbor
September 29, 2020
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September 27, 2020
You always made us feel so welcome at all the Pelak celebrations over the years. We will miss you.
Our love and prayers go out to all your family.
Ann Gallagher Brady Family
Family
September 26, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Enjoyed his visits to us at Cedar Springs Brewing Company.
Sara Dalrymple
September 26, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
DonnaTomasik
Significant Other
September 26, 2020
My dad was in the Korean Conflict also, told us many Stories. So I
Thank You for your Service , I Salute You Sir ! RIP with all those who
Left before you Sue Willard
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