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George Peter Piekarski
George P. Piekarski, 99, Hibbing and formerly of Keewatin died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. One of 11 children, George was born on October 20, 1918 to August and Mary (Deering) Piekarski in Little Falls, MN. When he was 18 years old, George traveled to Big Falls, MN where he worked for the CCC Camp. This is where he met and married Helen Marie Dougherty. They were united in the Sacrament of Marriage on September 22, 1941 and were happily married for 68 years until Helen’s passing in December of 2009. George proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army with tours in both the Pacific and European Theatres receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals while in combat. In 1952, they moved to Keewatin where George would work for M.A. Hanna, and more recently National Steel as a foreman, retiring in 1981 after nearly 30 years of service. George was a man of strong faith, he was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keewatin, the V.F.W. of Keewatin, and Hanna Retirement Club. His most noted pastime was fishing on the many area lakes with his wife Helen. The family would like to express a special thank you to Linda Mell and staff at Hillcrest Adams in Hibbing and Fairview Range Medical Center for the wonderful care their father received. He was truly a wonderful father who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. And in the words of George himself; “I want to wish each of you, all of God’s Blessings.”
George is survived by his three children, Donald (Connie), William (Chuck), and Marie Seehafer and her companion, Tom Camps, his brother, James (Shirley) Piekarski, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Piekarski, parents, August and Mary, six brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral services for George will be 11:30 am, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. Deacon Richard Johnston will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing. Arrangments are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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