October 28, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/1/2008 10:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/1/2008 24:00:00
Mike R. Pelchar Sr., age 90, was born May 25, 1918 in Mecca, PA to the late Sameul S. and Anna Pauline Pelchar. He passed away October 28, 2008 at the Firelands Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. Mike had lived at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio from 2004 till 2008.
Mike is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Pelchar of Huron, Ohio; daughter, Linda (David) Parker of Sylvania, Ohio; son, Michael R. (Susan) Pelchar Jr. of Middlesex, VT; step-daughter, Jo Ann Laslea of Huron, Ohio; 4 sisters, Bertha, Helen, Elizabeth and Fran of PA; brother, Samuel of GA; 11 grandchildren, Kyle, Collin, Charles, April, Hannah, Dale, Danielle, Sherri, Michelle, Tracy and Cara; 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Ann Pelchar in 1965; parents and a step-son, John A. Laslea in 2005.
He was a WW II Army Veteran of the European Theater and in Africa. He retired from Midwest Industries in Willard in 1985. He was known for being an avid golfer and loved to dance to the polka. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard and the Willard Knights of Columbus. His loving memory will be kept alive in the hearts of his family and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon, with Fr. Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard, Ohio, with full military rites. Memorials contributions may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
My name is Barbara Dolan my father William J. Dolan was also in World War 2. I believe that Mr. Pelchar and my Dad were in the war together. I was going through some photographs my Dad has from the war and came a across a photo with the following info on the back …
Mike R. Pelchar Pine St. Box 606 Saltsburg, Penna
I Googled the name and found a picture of Mr. Pelchar playing golf. He has the exact same smile as the man in the photo I have. I’m hoping I can somehow post it to this website but I’m not sure.
If anyone in Mr. Pelchar’s family wishes to contact me to see the picture they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Dad passed away in 1981. Sorry for your loss.
Wanda and family. Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing and wanted to let you know how sadden we are. I remember you from when you own the Lasela’s store and your daughter and son. I was not aware of your son’s death also. I remember going to your store after school when I was little. I remember both of you from church also. You always both seem to be so very happy. Know that OUR DEAR LORD is cradling Mike in his arms and he is so very happy. My own mom(Angie Funk) just passed away just 2 months ago so I know how your family hearts are aching and I pray God will comfort all of us from our grieve and loss of our loved ones. God’s blessing to you and your family.
Wanda, We are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. We’ve heard so many stories about you and Mike from when you lived next to Mom and Dad. We hope you find comfort in knowing that Mike is in a better place now. Free from pain and discomfort. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Dear Wanda & family, Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in thoughts and prayers.
Dear Wanda,Linda,Michael and families. Our entire family was very sorry to here of Uncle Mikes death. I often tell my children of all the great fun we had in Willard when I was a child. Horseback riding, sled riding, swimming at Holiday Lake, the newest bikes, and best of all the Superbowl Parties. My favorite childhood memories are of Willard. Just know that we are thinking of all of you at this time.
Dear Wanda, Linda and Michael,and families,
I am very saddened by Mike’s death as he has always played an important part of my life, both as a young person in the many things we did together and as an older woman who remembered often so many happy times — especially the music, the smile, and the laugh.
I will schedule a mass in his memory at my church here in S.C. I am the organist at St. Catherine’s and will treasure the many memories at that special time.
May God give you all the strength to accept his passing and take comfort in the fact that he will find peace and joy in our Saviour’s arms.