|5/25/2017 11:34:00 AM|
Michael L. Petschke, age 67 of Minneapolis passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Providence Place Care Center in Minneapolis.
Michael was born on September 15, 1949 in Fairmont to parents Ernest and Esther (Rosenberg) Petschke. He grew up in Granada where he attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school. He served two years from June 1960 to June of 1971 with one year overseas in Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge he married Judith Thompson and raised four children between Fairmont and Pine City. He later married Leota Kohler on April 20 2001. He spent his life farming and driving truck. Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crafting, bird watching and bowling.
He is survived by his wife Leota; children, Shelly (Tim LaCasse) Petschke of North Branch; Shane (Marie) Petschke of Stillwater; Becky (Hank Sudin) Hayes of Sandstone and Sabrina (Jeff Kampert) Petschke of North Branch; his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as his brother, Bruce (Marie) Petschke of California.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ester, sister, Diane Axiotos, brother, Darrel Petschke and infant son Tom.
A memorial visitation will be held form 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery in Fairmont.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com