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Eldon Herbert Pawelk, age 86, of rural Montrose passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his residence.
Eldon was born on November 15th, 1932 in Woodland Township, Wright County the son of Fred & Elsie (Mielke) Pawelk.
He was baptized on November 20th, 1932 by Pastor Theodore Rolf at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, MN. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 14th, 1946 by Pastor John Meyer at St. Mark.
Eldon attended Watertown High School.
He honorably served his Country in The United States Army from 1954-1956.
On March 2nd, 1957, Eldon H. Pawelk and Barbara A. McCalpin were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Eldon engaged in dairy and hog farming most of his life. He also worked at Hiawatha Rubber and worked part-time as a custodian at Watertown-Mayer High School until his retirement.
He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and fishing. He enjoyed making firewood with his grandchildren and he loved animals.
Eldon was a faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.
Survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years: Barbara A. Pawelk; children: Cindy (Larry) Racette of Winsted, Greg (Susan) Pawelk of Montrose, Mike (Ranee) Pawelk of Glencoe and Scott Pawelk of Montrose; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a twin brother: Eldor (Joan) Pawelk of Maple Lake; sister: Priscilla Sievert of Mankato; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Friedolla, brothers Willard, Glennard, DeLloyd, Orville and Kenneth Pawelk, grandson Keith Racette, and by a sister-in-law Fran (Ray) Adickes.
Funeral services for Eldon Pawelk will be held on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 12 Noon at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. Pastor LeRoy LaPlant will officiate.
Interment with military rites St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Waverly.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 17th AT THE CHURCH from 9:30 A.M. until time of services.
Casket Bearers will be Eric Pawelk, Joel Pawelk, Kevin Racette, Brad Pawelk, Rich Pawelk, and Pat Pawelk.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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  1. Janet Bromberg

    Dear Barb,
    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Sorry we won’t be able to share in the celebration of life for Eldon on Saturday. Our only grandson is getting married on Saturday, so we will be in Perham for the ceremony and celebration. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. –
    Steve & Janet Bromberg


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