January 9, 1927 - June 3, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Luella M. Pelkey, age 89, of Brooklyn Park, formerly of St. Cloud. Luella passed away peacefully on June 3, 2016 at her home. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment will take place in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

Visitation will begin after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Luella was born January 9, 1927 in Paynesville, MN to Ervin and Katherine (Pechan) Miller. She married Stewart Pelkey on January 18, 1945 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. She was a resident of St. Cloud most off her married life. She moved to Brooklyn Park in 2012 where she lived with her loving and devoted daughter Karen. She was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church and Rosary Sodality.

Luella is survived by her children Steven (Karen) Pelkey of Foley, Alabama, Thomas (Doreen) Pelkey of Ham Lake, MaryAnne (John) Valo of St. Cloud and Karen Pelkey of Brooklyn Center, daughter-in-law Mary Kay Pelkey of St. Joseph, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and sister Evelyn Bennett of Sauk Rapids as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Luella is now reunited with her parents, husband Stewart, son David and twin sister Lucille Nierenhausen.