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Charles Lester "Les" Pelnar, 95, died July 21, 2016 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on June 12, 1921 to John Evan and Sarah Elizbeth Pelnar in Holcomb, Kansas. He married Maebelle Walter on July 5, 1970 after her passing on May 29, 1997 he went on to marry Beverly Boyd on August 16, 1999.
He graduated from Sublette, Kansas High School. During World War II, Charles served his country as a Staff Sergeant and worked as Airplane Mechanic for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He toured overseas and in Guam. After his military career, he went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Theology from Midwest Christian College. He continued his studies at FT. Hays State in Kansas to achieve his Masters in Education. During his lifetime he worked the land as a farmer and was also an employee with Northern Natural Gas. Charles worked as a school guidance counselor and substitute teacher. He also served his lord through his work as a minister. He was member of Christian Church in Sublette, Kansas for many years. He was currently a member of Southside Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Sarah (Craig) Pelnar; brothers, George Pelnar, John Pelnar, Jacob Pelnar and Robert Pelnar; sisters, Myrtle Irene, Josephine Cunningham and Margie Deaton; his first wife, Maebelle (Walter) Pelnar; step-son, Jerry Walter
He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Boyd) Pelnar; step-sons, Wayne Walter Jr (Betty), D.W. Boyd (Jackie); step-daughter, DeeAnn Boyd-Ricker (Larry); ten step-grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com
Published on  July 25, 2016
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