Pech, Shirley Jean
Shirley Jean Pech entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was 84 years of age.
Shirley Jean Pech was born May 10, 1928, near Strawberry Point, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Cecile (Rowell) Hall of Strawberry Point. Shirley grew up near Lamont, where she attended school, graduating in 1945. She and her basketball team were state qualifiers in 1944. After high school, she worked at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids for a few years before moving back to Lamont, where she worked at Hayford’s Drugstore.
Shirley married Charles Pech on Oct. 22, 1950, at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. To this union were born three children: Dave, Barb and Joel. They farmed for many years near Lamont until moving to their present home in Lamont. Shirley was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont, the American Legion Auxiliary, many local card clubs, and was active in many local civic activities. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, growing beautiful flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Mervin Hall.
She is survived by her husband, Charles of Lamont; three children, Dave (Bev) Pech of Lamont, Barb (John) McKusker of Marengo and Joel Pech of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Jon Pech, Leah (Chris) Eslick, and Cody, Derek, Mallory and Andrew Pech; two great-grandchildren, Lily and Dylan Eslick; one sister, Beverly Steger of Knoxville; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont, with Pastor Nancy Bender officiating, and music provided by Karen Kremer. Interment will be at Campton Cemetery east of Lamont. Friends may call at Grace United Methodist Church, 745 Washington St., in Lamont from 3:30 until 7 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday. The Fawcett Funeral Home of Lamont is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the charity of your choice.
To send an online message go to www.fawcettsfuneralhome.com.
Published Feb. 22, 2013 in The Gazette