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Louis Petrich

July 11, 1939 — April 25, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial for Louis Edward Petrich, 75, of Eveleth will be 10 am Thursday, April 30, 2015 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert with Fr. Ryan Moravitz, Fr. Gabriel Waweru, and Fr. Brian Lederer Con-Celebrants. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Wednesday at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert and will continue one hour prior to Mass at the church. Military honors will be accorded by the Gilbert Color Guard. Inurnment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing at a later date. Louis died unexpectedly Saturday, April 25, 2015 with his sons by his side, in Melrude, MN. He was born on July 11, 1939 to Joseph and Anne (Berklich) Petrich in Eveleth. He grew up in Eveleth, graduating from the Eveleth High School, Class of 1957. Following school, Louis enlisted in the US Army. Following his honorable discharge, he attended the Eveleth Vocational School. On July 31, 1965, Louis was united in marriage to Karen Nagolski in Eveleth. The couple moved to Hibbing where Louis was employed as a policeman for the City of Hibbing. He had also been employed as a bus driver for the Hibbing Public Schools. Louis retired with Karen on Ely Lake after twenty-six years of service with the Hibbing Police Department. Louis was an avid hunter. He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time at the hunting shack. He especially enjoyed his family and being able to share the lake with them as well as his many friends. He will be remembered for enjoying an occasional cigar, and was known as “the policeman with the cigar”. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert, the Knights of Columbus, the Hibbing Lion’s Club, and the Hibbing Curling Club. Survivors include his children: Paul (Bridget) Petrich of Hibbing, Michael (Natalie) Petrich of Hibbing, David (Kari) Petrich of Hibbing, and Peter (Adam) Bregenzer of San Francisco, CA; eight grandchildren: Tyler, Nick, Savannah, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Nora, Alicia, and Jacob; one brother: Joseph (Diane) Petrich of Eveleth; a sister: Janet (Larry) Falkowski of Virginia; brother-in-law: Richard (Linda) Nagolski of Lady Lake, FL; the “guys” at the High Camp; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; and his parents.
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