Marguerite C. Pekarek, 76, formerly of 2133 Oak St., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at the Bradley Bay Health Care Center in Bay Village, Ohio.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Alan Burkhardt officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. A Bible vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44119, or to a favorite charity.
Mrs. Pekarek was a daughter of the late John F. and Evelyn (Glennon) Crummey, Stevens Point.
She graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1940. She attended Wisconsin State Teachers College and a business college in Portsmouth, Ohio.
She was married to Lt. Joseph W. Negard of the U.S. Army and resided at various military installations in the U.S., including Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Richardson, Alaska; Fort Lewis, Wash.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
After leaving the Army, the family lived in Eau Claire, Alma Center and Whitewater before returning to Stevens Point in 1963.
After Mr. Negard died in 1983, she was married to John C. Pekarek in 1984. He died in 1989.
She was a clerk in the city assessor’s office for nine years and an executive secretary in the protective services department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point until retiring in 1986.
She was a member of St. Joseph Parish and served on high school class reunion committees.
She moved to Ohio in 1998 due to ill health.
Survivors include four daughters, Marguerite “Peggy” (David) Bushman, Champaign, Ill., Kathleen (Richard) Buzin, Westlake, Ohio, Patricia (Mark) Volland, Bellingham, Wash., and Rebecca (James) Herrera, Encinitas, Calif.; one son, Maj. Michael J. Negard, Daleville, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Mariclare (Chuck) Slattery, Milladore; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.