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Quernheim Funeral Home
Wednesday July 20th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg, IL
Thursday July 21st, 2022
9:00am - 9:45am

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg, IL
Thursday July 21st, 2022

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Larry P. Pelker

Larry P. Pelker, 68, of Waterloo, IL, died July 15, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. He was born October 1, 1953, in DuQuoin, IL.

    He is survived by his wife Lynn Pelker; children Cora (Rob) Scott, Edward (Charlotte) Pelker, Crystal (Michael) Schaefer, Ellen Pelker, and Charlotte Pelker (Scott Holton); grandchildren Anthony Pelker, Alexandria Pelker, Isaiah Pelker, Thomas Schaefer, and Steven Schaefer; sister Shirley (Steve) Duane; brother Roger (Melissa) Pelker; sisters-in-law Laura Arnett and Cheryl Pelker; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Paul J. & Gladys (nee Nehrkorn) Pelker; brother Douglas Pelker; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Caroline Meyers.

    Larry was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, IL, ABATE of Illinois, Odd Fellows of Mississippi Valley #1009, and Masonic Lodge or Columbia #474.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Zero Prostate Cancer
Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg
or Siteman Community Benefit (BJC Healthcare)

    4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Thursday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    10 AM Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, IL
        Pastor Dan Ostlund officiating
    Interment at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Wartburg, IL

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So sorry for your loss!!! Roger

Marcia and Neal Sep 1 2022 1:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Pelker

Tommy Haynes Jul 21 2022 6:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Pelker

Robbie McGinnis Jul 21 2022 6:36 AM

Larry Pelker was one of the nicest people we met. Larry once took George to a meat shoot and he had one of the best times of his life. Rest in peace Larry.

George and Lisa Magyarkuti Jul 20 2022 6:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Pelker

Lynne Polk Jul 20 2022 8:43 AM

My condolences to your family at this time of loss.
Larry was a great boss to work for at Chrysler in Fenton. As a skilled tradesman, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the launch team on the DS MODEL Dodge Ram truck line.
Larry was exceptional at his job, a very kind, understanding man that gave me a great opportunity to be a part of things.
He will be missed

Todd Wren Jul 19 2022 1:19 PM

Was a great friend of mine at Chrysler, and mentor! Will be greatly remembered!

Durand McNutt Jul 19 2022 8:02 AM

So sorry for your loss worked with Larry at Chrysler

Larry Ketcherside Jul 18 2022 11:38 PM

Lynlea, hugs to you my ole friend. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers . I’m so sorry for your loss.

Elizabeth Schwartzkopf Jul 18 2022 8:01 PM

So sorry for your loss! We are praying for you and your family.

Neal and marcia Behrens Jul 18 2022 11:14 AM

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