James "Jim" Robert Palecek

James “Jim” Robert Palecek age 69 of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born January 24, 1945, passed away June 12, 2014 in Tulsa, OK.

He was a 1963 Collinsville High School graduate, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL. He was a retired controller and a US Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Winifred nee Weaver Palecek, and a sister Sandra Kutzera.

He is survived by his wife Carol Jean nee Spurgin Palecek of Tulsa, OK, a sister Cynthia Bohnenstiehl of Collinsville, IL, nieces Shelley Skosky, Erin Salmon, Alison Ottenbreit, Jennifer Kornegay, nephews Kris Bohnenstiehl and Chuck Haley,  great nieces and great nephews, brother-in-law Vince Kutzera, and sister-in-law Susan (Charlie) Haley.

Upon his family’s request cremation was held.

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