THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Edward "Poky" Petrash, 72, of Mountain, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
Born March 23, 1945 in Iron Mountain, Mi., he worked in maintenance for many years at Seneca Foods in Gillett until retiring in 2015.
He enjoyed working in his shop, playing his guitar and was involved in charity events for the community, sponsoring the "Poky Swim" at Water's Edge on Anderson Lake for 12 years.
He is survived by his longtime companion of 25 years, Alice Weller; a son, Colt (Rosemary Maier) Petrash and two identical twin granddaughters born Aug. 11, 2017.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Water's Edge on Anderson Lake, 12058 Highway 32, Suring on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.