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  • Name: Peter "Pete" Lolich
  • Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 3, 1924
  • Date of Death: November 5, 2012
  • Parents: Steve Lolich & Mary (Bolf) Lolich
  • High School and Class: 1942 Nashwauk High School, Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date of Discharge: January 12, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Peter Lolich
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: July 3, 1924
    Birth Place: Nashwauk, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December 14, 1942
    Employer: M.A. Hanna Mining Co., Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Steve Lolich

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Pete Lolich attended college on the GI Bill and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, studying at the University of California at Berkley, Montana School of Mining in Butte, Montana and finishing up his degree at the University of Minnesota. He was employed by Consumers Power Company in Michigan starting in 1949, retiring after 37 years. He married Marjorie Gelhorn in 1952 in Michigan. The couple lived in Flint, Fenton, and Jackson, Michigan while raising their family.

    Pete died in East Lansing, Michigan and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery, Nashwauk, Minnesota. He is survived by a son, Michael; daughters, Diane, Karen (Jamie Johnson), Mary, Laura (David) Anderson, and Linda (Matt) Lucas; four grandchildren; brother Steve Lolich; sisters-in-law, Kathleen (Robert) Wendling and Shirley (Richard) Vance; brother-in-law, Philip (Mary) Gelhorn; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; parents; brother, Milan; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and George Shust; niece, Kathleen Shust; and grand-nephew, Stephen Raymond Skundberg.

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