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Peter Paseshnik

July 15, 1942 — December 18, 2013

Peter A. Paseshnik, 71, of Deford, died following a short illness Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in his home. He was born July 15, 1942 in Detroit to Peter and Julia (Wenta) Paseshnik. He married Rosemary Watters in Detroit. She died February 1981. He later married Vina Myus.

Peter served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Bulldog Electric in Detroit for a short time then began a 30 year career with Detroit Diesel as a test operator. Peter collected tractors, farm equipment and gas engines. He enjoyed hockey, playing in his younger years and watching now. Peter enjoyed riding and collecting motorcycles. After spending much of his life in Detroit the woods of the Thumb called him to come live up here. He enjoyed walking through the woods, watching and raising animals, riding his four wheeler and spending time with his family and friends. Peter was a member of Polish American Club, Thumb Draft Horse Association, Caro Tractor Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles Caro Aerie #3587. Peter also enjoyed politics and the debates that went along with them.

Peter is survived by his children: Andrew (Sherry Lefler) Paseshnik of Deford, Steven Paseshnik of Grand Rapids; sister, Joyce Mink of Litchfield, OH; two nephews and his special friend, Francis Lis. He is preceded in death by his nephew, Jeffrey Mink and his brother-in-law, Thomas Mink.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home Kingston with Sr. Riccardina Silvestri of St. Michael Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mr. Paseshnik: Andrew Paseshnik, Steven Paseshnik, James Tiffany, Jon Mink, Dennis Mink and Corey Mink. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home - Kingston
Vigil Service 8 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home - Kingston

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195

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