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James "Jim" Pelch

James "Jim" Pelch
James "Jim" Pelch Management Information Specialist, Computing and Information Technology 4/3/98

James "Jim" Pelch, 81, Green Bay, passed away peacefully, Wed. morning, Jan. 27, 2016, at home with his family at his side. Born Sept. 23, 1934, in Los Angeles, CA, he is the son of the late John and Ruth (Hazel) Pelch. Jim married the former Darlene Coppersmith on Feb. 15, 1958, in San Bernardino, CA. He had been employed as a computer programmer for nearly 30 years with UW Green Bay. Jim was a long-time, faithful member of Saints Peter and Paul Church. He will be remembered as an avid Packers fan. Jim enjoyed his hunting cabin in northern Wisconsin and the many memories created hunting and fishing with his family.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of nearly 58 years, Darlene; three children, James (Midge) Pelch, Brush Prairie, WA, Terri (Chuck Berger) Crawford, Green Bay, and Steve (Renee) Pelch, De Pere; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, John "Jack" Pelch, Denver, CO; one sister, Catherine (Ernie) Martin, CA; sister-in-law, Judy (Ken) Gurley, De Pere; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin siblings, Hubert and Patsy; son-in-law, Thomas Crawford; and father and mother-in-law, Bill and Pearl Coppersmith.

Visitation at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, from 4pm until the time of the service. Memorial service 6pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Anthony V. Cirignani, OFM, officiating. Entombment in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Visit the Malcore Funeral Home website to share condolences with the family.

Jim's family extends a special thank you to the compassionate staffs of Unity Hospice, Green Bay Oncology, especially Dr. David Groteluschen and his staff, and to their wonderful, supportive neighbors.

Funeral Home
Malcore Funeral Home
701 N Baird St
Green Bay, WI 54302

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 31, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Rhonda Raleigh, Executive Assistant to the President & Publisher, Green Bay Press-Gazette.