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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: George Pelnar

  • George Pelnar, 84, of McPherson, passed away at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital, McPherson.
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  • George Pelnar, 84, of McPherson, passed away at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital, McPherson.
    George was born in Holcomb, Kan., on Dec. 28, 1928, a son of the late Sarah Elizabeth (Craig) and John Evan Pelnar.
    He was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, McPherson.
    George worked as a master electrician for Pyle Construction Company of McPherson, and later for Union No. 661.
    George was a member of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local No. 661 and member of the Civil Air Patrol.
    George P. Pelnar was united in marriage to Rodena Mae Schultz on March 6, 1955, at Wichita. Rodena died on Nov. 21, 2002.
    Surviving family members include his children, Gerald Pelnar and his wife Sheryl, of McPherson, Barbara Walker and her husband Gary, of Cherryvale, Mark Pelnar, of McPherson, and Denise Pelnar, of McPherson; his brother, Charles Lester Pelnar and his wife Beverly, of Stillwater, Okla.; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
    George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife “Dena”; brothers, John A. Jacob R. and Robert C. Pelnar; sisters, Myrtle Pelnar, Josephine Cunningham, and Marjorie Deaton.
    Burial of the Dead and Holy Eucharist, Rite I will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, McPherson, with Father Laird MacGregor officiating.
    Final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson.
    Memorials are suggested to St. Anne's Episcopal Church, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.
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