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Rev. John R. Pavelka, 79, Ft. Wayne passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his home at Lutheran Life Villages. He was born in Peoria, IL May 29, 1936 to the late John and Irma (Apacki) Pavelka. He served multiple parishes in southern Indiana. He married Linda Katter, who survives, on June 7, 1964 at St. James Lutheran Church, Holland, IN. Other survivors include daughters, Maria (Scott) Chanley of Huntington,IN, Rachel Pavelka of Terre Haute, IN; Granddaughter, Lauren (Daniel) Beer of Ft. Wayne.