Leovamae Pelc

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Leovamae F. Pelc, nee Koesterer, 81, of Costa Mesa, CA, formerly of Belleville, IL, born March 3, 1939 in Belleville, died Friday, January 22, 2021, in Costa Mesa.

After graduating from Belleville Township High School in 1957, Leova worked in Belleville for Kroger and the Illinois Inspection Bureau. She subsequently was owner and operator of Gold Oil Company in Belleville along with her husband, Jack. From 1989 to 2014, Leova owned and operated Lee Maids, a residential/commercial team cleaning service in Belleville. Leova cherished being a mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook who especially enjoyed preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas meals which included baking big batches of a variety of Christmas cookies. Leova’s favorite holiday was Christmas because she thoroughly enjoyed giving carefully selected gifts to loved ones. She also enjoyed family vacations to Disney World and Disneyland, first with her two sons and then with her two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack G Pelc, whom she married on July 6, 1957, and her parents, Edward and Lucinda, nee Keck, Koesterer.

Surviving are two sons, Daryl (Patricia) Pelc of Huntington, Beach, CA,
and Brad (Leslie) Pelc of Freeburg, IL;
and two grandsons, Jack and Edward Pelc of Huntington Beach, CA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 955423, St. Louis, MO, 63195-5423 or online at www.stlouischildrens.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A private celebration of Leova’s life will be held at a later date followed by entombment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


9 Comments on Leovamae Pelc

Roberta Long said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM

He will show compassion according to the abundance of His faithful love. Lamentations 3:32 Loosing a mother is one of the most painful of life experiences. We pray for God’s blessings and grace to the entire Pelc family. Hugs to all. The Long Family

  • Huntington Beach
  • CA
Brad Knoebel said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 10:47 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is so hard. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

  • St Charles
  • MO
Ken Mccoy said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 2:26 PM

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Deepest sympathies to your entire family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Andrew blokdyk said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Sending my prayers to a wonderful family, who I know will be strong during these times. Your love for Leova and all those around never went unnoticed. Lots of love and prays from those around around. Andrew blokdyk

  • Huntington Beach
  • California
Alberta Bronson Moore said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 1:20 AM

The Moore family send.our sincere condolences and prayers to the entire Pelc Family. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  • Los Angeles
  • CA
Mitra and Henry Rogers said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2021 at 9:42 PM

The Pelc family is in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. We are fortunate to have known Leova and have fond memories of her. She is surely having dessert with Grandpa Jack right now and knowing they are together takes a little bit of the pain away. With Sympathy and Love, The Rogers

  • Long Beach
  • CA
Bob Pelc said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2021 at 4:11 PM

There are dozens of wonderful memories I have of my sister in law. . My sincere love to her sons, grandsons and daughter in laws and all her friends. She lives inside of me. Bob Pelc

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Ronald Boyd said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2021 at 3:41 PM

I would like to thank Daryl and Brad for sharing your darling Mother with me. After my mom died I was so addicted to loving and respecting a great woman in my life Ms. Pelc stepped in my heart Automatically and spiritually comforted me. I thank God for my sister locating a great guy to be a part of our lives equipped with a wonderful family thank you all for sharing a wonderful woman. I will always love your mom.

  • Los Angeles
  • CA
Karen said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Sending our condolences to you and your family. Leovamae is finally “home”, resting with the angels. Hugs and love, The Volos. xo

  • Huntington Beach
  • CA

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