Henley Edmund Pelto, of Duncan, passed away May 6, 2020, at the age of 83. He was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Sandstone, Minn., to parents Henri E. Pelto and Leona S. Larson Pelto.
He married Ione Cecile Walton in Florence on March 10, 1956, and they were blessed with three children: Pam, Cindy and John. Henley was a farmer/carpenter by trade, working hard to support his family.
Henley enjoyed hunting, woodworking, tending to his lake and yard, and playing solitaire on his phone. Hunting was very important to him when he was with his family. He loved to laugh and make people think with his humor. He was a fair, honest and dependable person. He was one of a kind forever.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 64 years Ione Pelto; his children, Pam (Joe) Sesate, Cindy Pelto and John (Ellen) Pelto; 10 grandchildren; 23-plus great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Henley was preceded in death by his parents, Henri and Leona Pelto.
A viewing will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at his home in Duncan, 381186 U.S. Highway 70, beginning at 8 a.m., and the funeral service will follow at 10 a.m., with Pastor Brad Boyd officiating. Interment will be in the Duncan Cemetery following services.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.
Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.