December 8, 1919 - June 7, 2021
Chester Paul Pendroy, age 101, of Bloomington, passed away on June 7, 2021. He was born on December 8, 1919 to Ernest and Anna Pendroy in Huron, SD. Chester was born and raised on sharecropping farms in rural South Dakota. Coming from humble beginnings, Chester was known for pulling himself up by his bootstraps and doing what he had to do to get by. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in World War II. Chester met his wife Gladys prior to the war, and they married after he returned home from active duty. Shortly after marrying they moved to the Twin Cities, eventually settling in Bloomington in 1950. Gladys passed in 1990 and Chester continued to reside there until his death. Chester worked in the electrical industry and was a member of the Local 292 IBEW Union. In 1964 he became paralyzed from a work injury, and his employer Collins Electric re-trained him to be an electrical estimator. Chester never lost his determination or sense of humor. He will be remembered for his puns, jokes, and “electric” personality. Chester is survived by his children, Ron, Tom (Theresa), and Cindy (Jim); grandson, John; and great-grandchildren, Lily and Lorelei. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; and siblings. Special thanks to the staff of Wealshire of Bloomington for their dedication in caring for Chester.
*A private service has already taken place*