Darold Dean Herman Pechacek

Darold Dean H. Pechacek, River Falls, died on his 89th birthday, Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the Kinnic Health and Rehab. Center, which is located on the original Pechacek family farm, River Falls.

He was born on Saturday, August 20, 1927 in Cherma, WI the son of Theodore and Clara (Rock) Pechacek. He attended grade school at the River Falls Normal School campus and one year at River Falls High School when he had to take over the family farm when his father became ill with tuberculosis. Darold married Doris Ann Graetz, the daughter of Andrew and Beatrice (Johnson) Graetz on August 17, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Big River, WI. They honeymooned at Niagara Falls. He worked for 3M for 28 years in St. Paul, MN. Following retirement Darold mowed Greenwood Cemetery for 13 years. He enjoyed camping with friends, family and making new acquaintances.
Darold was a member of the Red Ramblers Dance Band, playing the banjo, singing and acting as their emcee. He enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends over the years, playing cards, family get togethers, and going on a cruise to the Bahamas, that was won by their son with a St. Bridget raffle ticket. He was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers in-law Walter Stern and Harry Kline, sister in-law Martha Pechacek, niece Teresa Pechacek, nephew Jonathan W. Pechacek, and son in-law Preston Orvold.

Darold is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Doris, of River Falls, WI.
Six children: Eugene (Linda) Pechacek , Oakdale, MN, Constance Orvold, River Falls, WI, Marilyn (Patrick) Simon, River Falls, WI, Terrance (Luanne) Pechacek, River Falls, WI, Sandra (Bob) Iverson, Hastings, MN, and Allan (Connie) Pechacek, River Falls, Wi.
12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren
Five brothers: Harvey (Lydia), Orlando, FL, Ted (Ethel) Jr., Waukesha, WI, Alvin (Donna), River Falls, WI, Duane, River Falls, WI, Roger (Sharon), Sparks NV.
Three sisters in-law: Bernice Stern Deiss, River Falls, WI, Marlene (Bill) Carter, Gainesville, FL, and Jeanette Kline, White Bear Lake, MN.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, River Falls, WI. Burial will be in the church cemetery and he will be laid to rest in the actual suit that he was married in. Visitation will be from 9:00am until time of services at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church on Wednesday.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, WI is serving the family.

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