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Transcribed biography of Charles G. Pellar


Charles G, Peller is President of Peller-Tanck-Gertsmeier-Reinert, Inc. Architects-Engineers-Surveyors. He was born in Chicago, served in European and Far East theatres in World War II, and earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering. He has practiced his profession in Illinois and Indiana. He has served as Department Chairman of Civil Engineering at Valparaiso University. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a Rotarian, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Mrs. Doris V. A. Peller was among the 10th generation of her family born in Kinderhook, New York. She earned a B.S. in Home Economics at Cornell University and taught that subject in New York State. She won her wings and served as stewardess for United Airlines and advanced to Supervisor, training others to be stewardesses, She went back to the classroom as a Home Economics instructor at Valparaiso University when she and Charles moved here. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa and Delta Gamma sororities and is active in the Presbyterian Women's Association, having served as President in 1972.

Their first son, born in Chicago, graduated from Valparaiso High School. While there, Charles, Jr., was Drum Major for the band in 1965 and 1966. While earning his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, he was in the Purdue Marching Band. He is an Alpha Chi Rho and works as an engineer for PTGR, Inc.

Their first daughter, Charlotte Ann, was born in Valparaiso. In 1967 she represented VHS at Indiana Girls' State. She was a member of the Honor Society. After earning her B.S. in Social Studies at Purdue, she acquired her S. D. from Valparaiso University Law School. She also holds Tri-Kappa membership.

Their second son is about to graduate from Valparaiso High School. James Wagoner Peller cites motorcycle racing as his primary interest.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 143

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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