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Leona Mae Pelechek
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Obituary for Leona Mae Pelechek

Leona Mae Pelechek, age 89, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha on Jan 19, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iowa City with The Very Revered Rudolph T. Juarez officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior at the church.

Following the Mass there will be a luncheon in the social hall.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha.

Leona was born in Cedar County, Nebraska on May 21, 1927 to Herman & Julia Hirschman Sorensen, one of 8 children. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1944. She worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone until her marriage to Richard in 1946. She was a library secretary for the Iowa City Community School District and The University of Iowa. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #17.
Leona was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Hawkeyes. She was a charter member of the Iowa City Jay-C-Ettes and a member of the Iowa City Bowling Association for 40 years.

Leona was preceded in death by her spouse, Richard; 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

She is survived by her sister, Lois Seemuth (Bob); sons, Jim (Madonna) and John (Laura); daughter, Nancy Leos (Robert); and grandchildren, Kurt Pelechek (Lauren), Susan Pelechek, Saige and Tessa Turner, and Jenna Pelechek; and one great grandchild, Clifford Pelechek.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240





11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Following the Mass there will be a luncheon in the Social Hall

Cemetery Details


Memory Gardens Cemetery

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Memorial Contribution

Hospice House of Mercy

315 18th Avenue
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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