Peter Badavinac, Jr.

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  • Name: Peter Badavinac Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Pengilly, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1935
  • Date of Death: October 2, 2016 (81 years old)
  • Parents: Peter Badavinac, Sr. and Martha (Orlovich) Badavinac
  • High School and Class: Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
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    Peter served two years in the United States Army.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Peter graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in education. He taught school and coached football in Greeley, Colorado.

    After the service, he returned to Pengilly, Minnesota where he worked at MA Hanna Mining Company and Butler Taconite.

    In his free time, he enjoyed watching football and hockey, gardening, deer hunting and fishing. The last five years of his life he enjoyed spending time with his Special Companion.

    He is survived by his Special Companion, Madonna Jenson and her entire family; his two daughters, Maria Stockey and Kari (Scott) Brazinsky; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brothers, Robert (Joanne) Badavinac and Roland (Jean) Badavinac.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Bartz) Badavinac; his parents; a brother, George "Judo" Badavinac; five sisters-in-law, Juanita Badavinac, Margaret Dickovich, Lorraine Bartz, Eloise Morrow, and Jean Adair Badavinac; three brothers-in-law, Oscar Bartz, Russell Bartz, and Richard Morrow; a niece, Kim (Badavinac) Twidwell, and a companion, Diane Bradley.

    Buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota.

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