Blanche Mary Van Pelt, age 100, of Glenbeulah, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

She was born Sept. 9, 1912 in Ladoga, Wis., daughter of the late Leroy and Agnes (Jaques) Van Pelt.

She was a member of the former Glenbeulah Methodist Church and a current member of Saron United Church of Christ in the town of Sheboygan Falls where she is the oldest active member.

She worked for Cleveland Container in Plymouth for over 37 years, where she began working earning 32 cents an hour.

Blanche loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them especially if they had the opportunity to watch her favorite sports team, the Green Bay Packers. She also enjoyed working on her family’s genealogy, animals, and gardening.

She is survived by five nieces: Carol Mooney of Glenbeulah; Betty Vlasak of Slinger; Janet Baumann of Lander, Wyo.; Kay Feldmann of Elkhart Lake and Di- ane Cudworth of Greenbush; a nephew, David Barta of Sheboygan; great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lee Van Pelt and a sister, Olive Barta; a niece, Jean Rolloff and a nephew, LaVerne Barta.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Saron United Church of Christ in the town of Sheboygan Falls. Burial will take place Thursday morning, Sept. 5, in the Greenbush Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Blanche M. Van Pelt.

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The family would like to extend a special thank you to Meals on Wheels, and the staff of St. Nicholas Hospital for the wonderful care and concern shown to Blanche.

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