Mark Andrew Pelan
October 11, 1971 – January 16, 2019
Mark is survived by his wife, Katie Pelan; children: Connor, Claire, Kyle, Mary Kate, and Abby; parents, Carol and Ken Pelan; sister, Ann Veine (Patrick); mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jean and Ted Crouchley; sisters-in-law, Kristin Burke (Mike) and Beth Boone (Charlie); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Mark was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Burke High School in 1990 and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Hastings College in 1994. He earned his Master’s degree in School Administration from UNO in 1998 while he was teaching 5th grade at Washington Elementary. Mark then worked for MSI Systems Integration from 2000-11, IBM from 2011-12, and was currently employed with Sirius Computer Solutions as a Client Executive.
Mark was a former Grand Knight of the St. Wenceslaus Council of the Knights of Columbus. He was a 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus. Mark treasured his two weekly bible study groups as well as his monthly music club! Mark and his wife Katie were always the first to offer their time and talents at St. Wenceslaus Parish, Mount Michael High School, Marian High School, and throughout the community.
Mark was an outgoing friend to all. He was a loyal son and brother, faithful husband and father, and devout lover of the Lord. Mark enjoyed people, music and movies. He enjoyed attending concerts with his children and appreciated all kinds of music. He was a die-hard Creighton basketball fan and an adoptive father to many players. Mark was a regular fixture at the JCC where he loved swimming and pursuing his dedication towards health and fitness. Mark made everyone he came in contact with feel like a friend and welcomed them into his home. Mark lived his life well, serving his Lord, family and all those around him. His contagious presence will be missed in his home, church, work and community.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30pm to 5 pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15355 Pacific, with Vigil Service at 3pm. Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, January 21st at 10:30 am, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 9 am. Private family interment, Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pelan Children Education Fund.