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Donald James Pavelka

Donald James Pavelka

Visitation:
Monday, April 16, 2018
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Services:
Monday, April 16, 2018
11:00 AM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Donald James Pavelka, 88 of Eufaula, Oklahoma entered into rest on April 8, 2018 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born on February 22, 1930 in Milligan, Nebraska to John and Leona (Kubicek) Pavelka. He graduated from Milligan High School and later enlisted in the Navy on November 28, 1950. He was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, China Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on September 22, 1954.

Don was united in marriage to Grace Kurpicka on February 14, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska. Don was then employed as a transportation specialist for Allied Chemical. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Deborah, Brian, Steven and Kenneth. Grace became ill and passed away on December 22, 1969. Don was then united in marriage to Xuella Tucker on May 8, 1971 in Glenwood, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with two more children, Denise and Rodney. They were happily married for forty-six years.

Preceding Don in passing were his parents, first wife, Grace Pavelka and grandson, Justin Pavelka. Survivors include his wife, Xuella Pavelka of Eufaula, Oklahoma; sons, Brian (Shari) Pavelka of Glenwood, Iowa; Steve Pavelka of Glenwood, Iowa; Kenneth (Jan) Pavelka of Ocoee, Florida; Rodney (Amy) Pavelka of Guthrie Center, Iowa; daughters, Debbie Wilcoxson of Glenwood, Iowa; Denise (Richard) Leonard of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister, Diana (Jim) Nickel of Western, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren, Shannon, Jeannie, Kenny Joe, Andrea, Lige, Kevin, Justin, Brenda, Candice, Kaylena, Kelsey, Matthew, Emily, Jonathan and Benjamin; 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; extended relatives and friends.

There will be luncheon following the service at the First Christian Church, 202 N. Vine Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.

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