Alvin Lee Pelky June 8, 1940 – Apr. 10, 2021 RACINE- Alvin”Al”, “Kip”Lee Pelky, 80, of Canon City, Colorado passed away in harmony at house with family by his side on April 10, 2021. He was diagnosed early 2021 with lung cancer.
Alvin was born upon June 28, 1940, second earliest of four kids, in Racine, Wisconsin, to Alvin and Dorothy Ruth (Nelson) Pelky.
Alvin served in the United States Navy. He LOVED his Tarzan motion pictures with Johnny Weissmuller. Alvin enjoyed residing on the edge and diving off cliffs. He likewise had a LOVE for old films especially his westerns. Al took pleasure in sharing his love of history. Alvin was employed by Twin Disc Corporation as a machinist, retiring after 30 years. Alvin likewise was a volunteer firemen at Rochester Volunteer Fire Department.
Alvin took pleasure in heading out to consume, as well as preparing favorite dishes in the house. Alvin loved having company over and fulfilling brand-new people. He had a terrific personality, infectious laugh and a radiating smile.
On September 16, 1961 he was joined in marriage to Joanne “Joanie” A. Mann. Together they had 5 children. After 28 years of marriage they separated. Joanie remained close with Al.
. After retiring in 1995 he headed west for Colorado in October, 1996. There he spent the last 25 years as a resident of Southern Colorado. He delighted in fishing, playing golf and his love for the great outdoors with MANY members of his household.
Making It Through Alvin is Joanie Pelky of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; child, Randy (Sara) Pelky of Burlington, Wisconsin; daughter, Sandi Thomey, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; daughter, Tracy (Mike) Bandera of Guffey, Colorado; kid, Ricky (Kim) Pelky of San Diego, California; Sister, Joyce R. Kerkman of Kansasville, Wisconsin; sibling, Gary (Emily) Pelky of Racine, Wisconsin; sis and brother in-law: Judy Putzer and Jerry Putzer of Canon City, Colorado; sister and sibling in-law: Janet “Cookie” Zenko and Vaughn Zenko of Montana; sis and brother-in-law: Skip and Karen Mann of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Alvin is even more endured by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and even next-door neighbors, likewise, numerous buddies. Alvin has 9 caring grandchildren: Sarah Lynn, Nathaniel, Logan, Landen, Dawsen, Gaven, Phalen, Cassandra and Bradley; Alvin likewise has 4 beautiful great-grandchildren: Abigail, Lenora Lee, Ashland, Baylon AND the 5th great-grandchild due any day: Gemma Lee. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents: Alvin and Dorothy; his in-laws: Herb and Florence Mann step mother-in-law, Evie Mann; daughter, Cindy; sibling, Denny; brother-in-law, Jerry Kerkman; sister-in-law, Jeanne Mary Brehm; brother-in-law, Charles Brehm.
Alvin wishes to be put to rest in the mountains of Colorado along with his daughter, Cindy. Alvin's household plans to have a personal funeral this fall in Colorado. Cards might be sent out to Holt Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave, Canon City, CO 81212.
The household wants to thank Rocky Mountain Cancer Center; Sangre de Cristo Hospice; Holt Funeral Home, for making Alvin as comfortable as he approached completion of his life. REST IN PEACE OUR BELOVED ALVIN LEE PELKY
Published by Racine Journal Times on May 5, 2021.