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Jean LeClair Pavelka

Jean LeClair Pavelka, 91, of Martelle, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Funeral Mass was Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 4, at Brosh Chapel, in Solon.
Jean was born July 1, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Collis and Marjorie (Drew) Peet. She graduated from Solon High School in 1942 and Paris Beauty School, in Cedar Rapids, in 1943. Jean was united in marriage to James Pavelka on June 5, 1947, in Lisbon. She worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, retiring as Martelle Postmaster in 1986. Jean enjoyed knitting, ceramics, camping, fishing at Kabetogama Lake in Minnesota, spending winters in Zapata, Texas, and most importantly spending time with her family.
Jean is survived by her husband of over 68 years James of Martelle; children, Jeff Pavelka of Grand Marais, Minn., Anthony (Linda) Pavelka, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Dan (Diann) Pavelka, of Lisbon; grandchildren, Sean (Annie) Jensen and Angie (Aaron) Beik; and great-grandchildren, Alex and Kale, Makayla and Miranda.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be directed to family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com