Mahlon S. Pekarek, 80, of Blencoe, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa with his loving wife, Fran Tramp, and Father Patrick O’Kane at his side.
Memorial Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Blencoe, Iowa with Father Patrick O’Kane, Celebrant, officiating. Private family burial with be prior to the memorial mass at Graceland Cemetery, Blencoe, Iowa. Military Honors will be provided by Stevens Kelley American Legion Post #665 of Blencoe, Iowa. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 with a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.
Mahlon Stanley was born March 11, 1939 on a farm near Blencoe, Iowa the son of Ignac Andrew and Gertrude E. (Stanislav) Pekarek. He graduated from Blencoe High School in 1957. He joined the National Guard at Mapleton in 1961. He served with the United States Army until 1968.
Mahlon and Audrey Ann Lafrentz were united in marriage on July 2, 1966 at St. Bernard’s Church in Blencoe, Iowa. He was a lifelong farmer in the Blencoe, Iowa area and loved John Deere tractors. He also loved garden flowers, nature, and going for a ride through the country.
Mahlon was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Blencoe, Iowa where he served as Parish Director for several years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Stevens Kelley American Legion Post #665 of Blencoe, Iowa.
Mahlon is survived by his loving wife, Audrey Ann, of Blencoe, Iowa; two brothers, Rogene (Jean) Pekarek of Onawa, Iowa and Terry (Julie) Pekarek of Little Sioux, Iowa; two nieces; two nephews; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, other family, and good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Harvey & Ethel Lafrentz; brother-in-law, Delbert Lafrentz; and nephew, Troy Lafrentz.
Memorials may be directed to Burgess Health Center Home Health/Hospice and the Blencoe Volunteer Fire Department.
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