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William "Bill" G. Pavelka

December 26, 1929 January 25, 2012
William "Bill" G. Pavelka
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PEORIA- William G. “Bill” Pavelka, 82, of Peoria, passed away 1:30 PM , Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Methodist Medical Center. He was born December 26, 1929 in Peoria, a son of John and Irma Apacki Pavelka. He married Patricia A. Kettenring on June 25, 1951 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on April 30, 2006 in Peoria. Bill is survived by his son, Gary Pavelka of Morton; three daughters, Marcia Switzer , Karen (Don) Pavelka-Walden, and Lynne (Michael) Keeton, all of Peoria; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Pavelka of Streator, IL, John Robert (Linda) Pavelka of Jasper, IN; and one sister, Sue (Terry) Hopkins of Syracuse, NY; and his special friend, Brenda Wight of Peoria. Bill was the co-owner of B & W Auto Parts. He later worked at Methodist Medical Center and Sam Leman Auto Dealership in Peoria. He attended Northwoods Community Church. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, Jan. 30 at the Resurrection Mausoleum. Pastor Sammy Waller officiating. Visitation will be at Wright & Salmon Mortuary on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and ½ hour prior to the service on Monday at the mausoleum. Entombment will follow. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Tributes and Condolences may be forwarded to


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