Helen Pelnar


HOLCOMB — Helen I. Pelnar, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

HOLCOMB — Helen I. Pelnar, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

She was born June 17, 1918, in Marienthal, to Michael N. and Angelina M. Biel Paul.

A resident of Holcomb since 1938, Mrs. Pelnar was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, both at Garden City.

On Nov. 3, 1945, she married John A. "Bus" Pelnar in Lakin. He died Aug. 17, 2001, in Garden City. She also was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Pelnar and LaQuetta Krieger of Ulysses; two daughters, Paula and Donnie Nevin of Holcomb, and Debbi and Jay Harris of Lakin; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Vigil and rosary services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to High Plains Retirement Village, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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