Chester Casmer Patyk, died May 10, 2012.
He was born Oct. 30, 1925, to Adam and Mary (Yendraszak) Patyk in Little Falls. Chester was one of 11 children. He was drafted into the military and chose the Navy. He served in various places, primarily new Guinea. He graduated from Dunwoody Technical Institute. He worked at Boustead Electric Company for 32 years. He met Adeline while working there. They married Oct. 10, 1980.
Chester is survived by stepdaughters, Lori Therkildsen, Shari Easton (Joe) and grandchildren, Chelsea, Rachel, Rebecca and Nick Eaton; brothers, Leonard (Penny) Patyk of Spokane, Wash. and Stan Patyk of Sauk Centre; sister Jean Wadsworth of Brookings, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Adeline; sisters, Helen LeDoux, Delores Hoburg, Frances Bajinski, Irene Ronketh, Mary Ann Buckner and Eleanore Zak; and brothers, John and Ed.