Pauline G. Pelan

Sept. 19, 1936 – March 11, 2021


Pauline Gertrude Pelan, of Seward, was born Sept. 19, 1936, to Leo and Helen (Bjerrum) Buller in Utica.

She attended Seward High School, graduating in 1954. On April 7, 1956, Pauline was united in marriage to Dennis Pelan at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Utica. Pauline worked as a clerk/receptionist for Nebraska Public Power District for 24 years, retiring in 2000. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and bowling. Pauline passed away March 11, 2021, in Seward at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 22 days.

She is survived by her children, Keith Pelan, Newport Beach, California, Anthony “Tony” (Julann) Pelan, Raymond, Rita (Chip) Borgstadt, Omaha, Elizabeth (Mike) Willet, Wymore, Linda (Tom) Vodicka, Surprise; grandchildren, Katy (Adam) Morehouse, Jonathan (Callen) Borgstadt, Jarrett Willet, Kirk Vodicka, Devin (Jherika) Vodicka, Grace Pelan, Merrick Pelan, Ellery Pelan; great grandchildren, Avry Morehouse, Lauryn Morehouse, Jaxtyn Vodicka, Brixtyn Vodicka, Abbott Borgstadt;  brothers, Raymond (Marcie) Buller, Utica, Clinton (Lorraine) Buller, Utica; sisters, Jean Wenzl, Lincoln, Marilyn (Mel) Varner, Seward. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Helen Buller; husband, Dennis Pelan; brother, Robert Buller; sisters, Audrey Webster and Mildred Gottula.

A private Funeral Mass was March 16 with interment at the Seward Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at


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