Maureen “Rene” (McCauley) Pelter died on May 28, 2019. She was born on October 21, 1926, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Roch and Josephine (Smith) McCauley. On November 24, 1946, she married Joseph A. Pelter, at St. John Catholic Church, Herington, and together they raised six children.
Maureen was active in her community over the years, including delivering Meals on Wheels, serving on the Herington Historical Society and Museum Board, and working at the election polls. Maureen was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and served as a member and officer of the Altar Society, and the church organist for almost 40 years. In 2009, Maureen was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by her high school alma mater, St. Philip Catholic Central, for her lifetime of service to others.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Pelter of Gainesville, FL and Deborah Pelter-Laman of Concordia; sons, Christopher Pelter (Marsha) of Commerce City, CO, Timothy Pelter of Herington, and Scott Pelter (JoAnn) of Topeka; grandchildren, Kelsie Pelter of Olathe, Davyn Pelter of Denver, CO, Jenna Pelter of Manhattan, Dru Pelter of Tucson, AZ, and Dara Pelter of Hutchinson; and sisters, Carol Hayes and Virginia Hendrickson both of Battle Creek, MI. Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Pelter, and son, Joseph David Pelter; sister, Jeannie McCauley Steib, and her brother, Roch McCauley, Jr.
Visitation will be held Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church between 5:00 and 7:00 PM, with the rosary beginning at 6:00 PM.
Services will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Herington.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Herington or the Herington Hospital Auxiliary in care of Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel.