Haleen E Pellett
Haleen (Judd) Pellett passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Cass County Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. Born on October 17, 1923, to George W. and Verda (Bailey) Judd, she grew up on a farm southeast of Atlantic, attended Wiota School, and graduated from Wiota High School in 1941. Following graduation, she moved to Atlantic where she was employed by a local insurance company and Walnut Grove. Here she met her future husband, Wendell. The couple married on October 3, 1943, and shared 52 years of marriage before his death in l996.
Haleen was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family and friends were her life's focus and pleasure. She loved being involved in family and community events and dedicated countless hours to making her home, the Atlantic area and the state of Iowa a better place.
While her family was young, she served as a Sunday School teacher and Merry Married organizer for the Atlantic First United Methodist Church, and was an Eldeen of Pymosa 4-H leader, Pymosa neighborhood club member and Montgomery Ward employee. She was also a supportive farm wife, and was honored as an Iowa Master Homemaker. As her children left home, she served as a legislative secretary to Wendell during his twenty years in the Iowa House of Representatives, beginning in 1970. She was a member of Iowa Legislative Ladies, and was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the District Four Judicial Nominating Committee, and the Board of Chiropractic. Her love of the people of the Atlantic area led her to be very active with leadership roles in the United Methodist Women, Cass County Hospital Auxiliary, Farm Bureau Women, Methodist Church Bell Choir, and the Cass County Republicans.
In her final years she made Heritage House in Atlantic her home, and became active on the Resident Council and Heritage House Guild. She was an ardent Iowa State University fan and could always be found in red and gold on game days. Through all of her many commitments during her life, Haleen found time to read, garden, bake, travel, and reach out to many old and new friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wendell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Elsie Pellett, Vallie and Eloise Pellett, Paul and Bettie Lew Pellett, and Ted Pellett. Haleen is survived by her son, Rick Pellett and wife, Anne of Atlantic; daughter, Karen Stewart and her husband, Mike of Martelle, Iowa, and sister-in-law, Kay Pellett of Atlantic. Special joys to Haleen were her grandchildren Kate Olson and husband, Jon of Atlantic, Bethany Clark and husband, Dave of Omaha, Hayley Beehn and husband, Michael of Arrington, Tennessee, Matthew Stewart and wife, Teresa of Springville, Iowa, Kristin Stewart and husband, Mike Livingston of Astoria, New York; and her 9 great grandchildren Keira, Olivia, Tyler, Cadyn, Annelise, Emily ,Madeline, Jacob, and Nathan.
The family will receive friends at Roland's Funeral Home in Atlantic on Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A service celebrating Haleen's life will be held on Friday, September 18 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Atlantic followed by a graveside committal service in the Atlantic Cemetery.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Haleen's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
October 17, 1923 ~ Atlantic, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
Wednesday, September 15, 2015 ~ Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
91 years, 10 months & 29 days
10:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2015
First United Methodist Church~ Atlantic, Iowa
Reverend Melissa Warren
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11
Proverbs 31: 10-31
John 14 (selected verses)
The Catepillar’s Philosophy by Frank C. Pellett
“How Great Thou Art” by Randall Breckerbaumer
“The Lord’s Prayer by Randall Breckerbaumer
“Hymn of Promise” (#707), by the Congregation
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Glen and Fauzan Smith
Nick and Sue Hunt
Alan and Linda Robinson
Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa
Memorials may be made to the family to award a scholarship
to an Atlantic High School graduate, planning to attend
Iowa State University, majoring in agriculture.
The family invites you to join them for lunch in the fellowship hall
following service at the cemetery.