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February 11, 1925–January 24, 2013
|Johnnie Pegorick, 87 passed away quietly at Anamosa Care Center on January 24, 2013.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. Pastor Katie Lowe Lancaster officiated at the services. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Interment was at Wayne Zion Cemetery, rural Monticello.
Johnnie is survived by his wife, Clara, and his four daughters. Also eight grandchildren; Leslie (Greg) Swartz, Vicki (Shawn) Schuman, Aaron Von Behren, Mark Mohr, Lillie Mosby, Danielle (Mike) Petersen, Alissa (Brad) Ehrenfelt, and Randy Jirsa. Those grandchildren blessed Johnnie with fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Willimack and Dorothy (Marlyn) Willey, a sister-in-law Wanda Pegorick, plus many nieces and nephews.
Born February 11, 1925 to Fred and Augusta (Carstensen) Pegorick, Johnnie was the second of five children. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1943 and entered the US Army in 1945 as a surgical technician.
Johnnie and Roberta Moore were married and later divorced. In marriage he became the father of Vickie (John) Mosby and Christi (Danny) Jirsa. He married Clara Broneman and became father of Linda (Dr. Paul) Von Behren and Jan (Ed) Allaire. Johnnie and Clara were married for fifty-one years.
Johnnie loved farming, managing farms in Olin, Anamosa, and Monticello. In 1961 he was confirmed as a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he ushered, attended men's Bible study, assisted with funerals and helped whenever asked. Other loves included card games, dances, children, red machinery, teasing and practical jokes on good friends. He was a member of the Anamosa Legion and Isaac Walton Club. In 1992 he retired and moved to Anamosa. In October 2009, he enter Anamosa Care Center.
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