Maurice D. Pelley, age 79, of Faribault, died on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Faribault Commons.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one half hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Maurice Dale, the son of William E. and Elma (Mayo) Pelley, was born on March 21, 1931 at the Lake City, Iowa hospital. He lived in Lytton, Storm Lake and Sioux City, IA, and Faribault, MN. He graduated from Lytton High School in 1951. After high school, Maurice was a clerk in the Ben Franklin Store in Storm Lake, IA. Later, he moved to Sioux City, IA where he was employed at Peteís Paint Co. and later as a manager trainee at the Woolworth Store. Moving to Owatonna, MN, he found jobs as a factory worker and in construction. He married Elsie Munson in 1963. The couple made their home in Faribault where Maurice worked as a salesman and engineering assistant. Finally, he owned and operated his own landscaping business before his retirement in 1986.

Maurice and Elsie didnít have any children, but lots of puppies. He was deeply loved by his nieces and nephews and cherished by many friends and neighbors for his kind and gentle spirit. Maurice enjoyed going to sales and flea markets, and fishing in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie; two sisters, Bonnie Vetter of St. Charles, IA and Twyla and (Tom) Rosenberger of Ankeny, IA; a brother in law, Gene Munson of Faribault; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Glennis (and Kenneth) Hummel and Minniebelle (and Harold) Dischler; and a brother in law, Richard Vetter.

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Name: Denise Patin
Date: Tuesday November 02, 2010


I was very young when my Grandpa Pelley died , but my memories of him always include the twinkle in his eyes when family members visited.He also loved to tease a person. As i grew older I loved seeing that same twinkle in Uncle Maurice's eyes. He loved us all dearly, and we have been blessed to have had him in our lives.