Richard A. Petrin, 72

obit-Petrin-RRichard A. Petrin a resident of Pierz,  passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A memorial service was held at a later date.
Richard was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Onamia,  to the late Anthony and Allie (Coval) Petrin. He grew up and graduated from Onamia High School in 1958. Richard was married to Betty Kuschel in 1965 and through this marriage two children, Jeff and Connie, were born. On March 20, 1982, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Otremba in Onamia. Richard worked for many years building elevators and other sheet metal work until retiring in 1991. He loved to play the guitar, especially older country music, and was known as the “Guitar Man.” He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling, watching westerns, and spending time with family and friends. Richard was also known to have a good sense of humor.
Richard is survived by wife Marilyn Petrin of Pierz; son, Jeff Petrin of Corcoran; daughter, Connie (James) Lawrie of Alexandria; step-son, Joe Clough and significant other, Jakky of Elgin; stepdaughters, Erica Bistoleau of Delano, Collette Bistodeau and Andre of Dallas, Texas; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Allie; sister, Wendy Petrin; grandparents; aunts and uncles.
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