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Irvin Peleski

July 9, 1921 — August 6, 2014

Irvin L. Peleski, 93, of Primrose Retirement Community, formerly of West Quince St, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on July 9, 1921 to John and Johanna (Sink) Peleski in Duluth. Following high school, Irv and his cousin, Jay could be seen at the Fairmont Roller rink performing tricks which led them to perform around the country. Irvin served in the Army as a radio repairman during World War II. Following his service , he married Genevieve "Gen" Lowinski and opened Irv's Rice Lake Texaco Auto and TV repair Service. After his retirement, he worked part time for Lyle Brothers and Northwest Radio. Irv was a member of the Friars of St. Francis, American Legion Post 71 and West End Bowling League. He enjoyed restoring antique radios and model railroading and his passion was playing the organ. Irvin was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Genevieve "Gen", two sisters, Melvina Pastwa and Norlene Hendrickson; a brother, Harold Peleski and a grandson-in-law, Mitch Lingren. He is survived by a daughter, MaryAnn (Mike) Huszar, Oshkosh, WI; a son, Tim (Rhonda) Peleski, Esko; grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Gudden, Chris (Chelsea Trembly) Huszar, Angie Lingren and Erin (Nate Johnson)Peleski; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Lilly Lingren and Lincoln and Tyler Gudden; special cousin and friend, Jay Zink; nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and his Primrose Community family. Private family services will be held in the Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home. Burial in Polish Catholic Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. Memorials to Honor Flight Northland, 4535 Airport Approach Road, Duluth MN 55811 would be appreciated. To sign the guestbook on line, visit Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.

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