In loving memory of

Pamela Joy Ann Theresa Pellican
September 25, 1951 - September 30, 2019

Pamela Joy Ann Theresa Pellican, 68, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, October 4, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. A memorial visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Pamela Joy Ann Theresa Pellican was born on September 25, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert Leo and Mary Margaret (Espala) Pellican. She was raised in Chicago and received her Bachelor's in Education in 1973 from Western Illinois University. She then received her Master's in Education from Loyola in 1975.

Pamela taught at the Jefferson Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa from 1976 to 2006. She had also worked as a Park Ranger in Dubuque for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After retirement, she continued her love of teaching and substituted in surrounding school districts.

Pamela was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, and the DARSPA (Dubuque Association of Retired School Personnel Association). She enjoyed gardening, caring for her acreage, latch hooking, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Jesse (Elizabeth Richardson) Schaller of Maquoketa, IA, and Jenny (Josh) Oestern of Maquoketa, IA; 3 grandchildren, Ava, Lilly and Oaklyn; a brother Robert (Jill) Pellican of Chicago, IL; and her faithful dog, Annie. She was preceded in death by her parents and her dog Scooby.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, Pamela Joy Ann Theresa Pellican memorial fund has been established.

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J specht wrote on Oct 5, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss...jenny and jesse..and family....prayers to all. "

jr steines wrote on Oct 4, 2019:

"sorry to hear about your loss our prayers are with you. jr steines"

Sue Vorbeck wrote on Oct 2, 2019:

"Jesse, Jenny and families So sorry for your loss. Joe & Sue Vorbeck"

Ashley Wiggins wrote on Oct 2, 2019:

"Sorry to hear about your mom Jenny...thoughts and prayers to you and the family."

Bob Eggers, Dale and Mary Eggers wrote on Oct 2, 2019:

"Jesse & Jenny our condolences to you for Pam, very unexpected news to us, will always have fun memories being of neighbors, thoughts and prayers for you all! "

Brooke Herring wrote on Oct 1, 2019:

"Pam was an Amazing woman! I will miss her. Ava, Lilly and Oaklyn were so lucky to have her as long as they did. Everyone was. What a beautiful guardian angel she will be."