Bachelor of Engineering, National Lewis University, 1964. Master of Liberal Arts in History, Valparaiso University, 1970.
Formerly teacher, developer, newspaper reporter & photographer city planner, City of Valparaiso, Indiana, since 1991. President Indiana Planning Association, Indiana Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
Active DePaul University student Porter County Step Ahead Council, Valparaiso Habitat for Humanity Board. Member mayor's Committee Against Domestic Violence, Valparaiso, since 1990, Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Porter County, since 1989. Member American Planning Association.
Married Raymond J. Pekarek, June 27, 1964. Children: Jeanette, Julie, Joseph, Jamie Sue.