Frances "Pudge" Pechta
Died: Friday, September 30, 2011
Frances "Pudge" Pechta, 89 of St.Ignace passsed away peacefully Friday evening, Sept. 30 at Mackinac Straits Hospital surrounded by family. She was born November 11,1921 in St.Ignace. Her parents were Francis and Izetta (Mahan) Peach. The family lived in Bay city until her Senior year of high school, moving to St.Ignace  and she graduated from LaSalle High in 1940. She married Arthur Pechta on May 7,1949 in St.Ignace. He died  July 29,2010. She was a lifetime member of Zion Evangelical  Lutrheran Church in St.Ignace, and a very active member of the Lutheran Church Women.She worked for Arnold Line many years as a ticket sales person, and before that she worked for the Fashion Shop and Walker Furniture. She loved the Hope Chest.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Leslie Pechta of Leadville, Colorado; a sister, Patricia Kinner , in California; brother and sister in law, Wes and Dorothy Pechta, Brevort Lake; sisters in law, Effie Pollack, St.Louis, MO; and Jean Lindstrom, Atlanta, GA., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by sisters, Phyllis Clement, Jane Villberg, and Ruth Calhoun, and her only son, David Pechta died January 27,1995.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 7 at 11 am at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in St.Ignace with Pastor Jeremy Winter offiiating. Visitation will be from 10 to service time at the Church. Burial will be in Brevort Twp. Cemetery beside her husband. Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church with envelopes available from Dodson Funeral Home who assisted with arrangements.
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