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Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 12:00 Noon-1:30 p.m.

Location: First Lutheran Church, Blooming Prairie, MN


Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 1:30 p.m.

First Lutheran Church
Blooming Prairie, MN


St. Columbanus Cemetery
Blooming Prairie, MN



Signe V. Pelinka, age 99 of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Seaside Manor in Ormond Beach.  Signe Viola was born December 19, 1917 in Newry Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota to Ole and Sophie (Thompson) Benson.  Signe graduated with the class of 1936 from Blooming Prairie High School, and went on to attend Minneapolis School of Business. She worked for the Blooming Prairie Creamery as a bookkeeper/secretary until 1944.  On February 10, 1944 Signe was united in marriage to Hubert Pelinka at St. Columbanus Catholic Church Parsonage in Blooming Prairie.  Over the years, Signe baked and decorated so many beautiful wedding cakes and cakes for all occasions.  She was also known for baking the most delicious lefse in the Blooming Prairie area.  Signe was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie where she was active in the annual First Lutheran Lutefisk Dinner, and W.E.L.C.A. She was also a member of Blooming Prairie VFW Auxiliary and past president of the Blooming Prairie American Legion Auxiliary. Signe enjoyed sewing, cards, family gatherings, and traveling to visit family. 

Signe is survived by her daughters Joanne (Jim) Mackey of Mount Dora, Florida, Mary Sue Pelinka of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Lana (Scott) Dittrich of Owatonna, Minnesota; sons-in-law Tim Molacek and John Haithcock; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister-n-law Lou Benson of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Hubert on July 10, 1982; daughters Carol and Connie; brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Dorothy Benson, Orville and Ella Benson, and Herbert Benson; sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret and Fred Robinson, Inez and Sam Harms, and Thelma and Charles Goettling.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Reverend Lindsay Stolen officiating.  Interment will be in the St. Columbanus Church Cemetery in Blooming Prairie.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M. at First Lutheran Church. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.


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