PEQUOT LAKES-- Roland "Pete" Tulenchik, 66, of Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at his residence. He was born Aug. 13, 1937, in Lakefield to Michael and Clara (Olson) Tulenchik. He graduated from Pine River High School in 1955. Pete was united in marriage to DiAnn (Lorenz) on Feb. 13, 1957, in Rapid City, S.D.
He was formerly employed by Land O' Lakes and for the past 10 years was employed by Anderson Brothers Construction Co. He enjoyed all athletic and outdoor sports and was a member of Maple Hill Lutheran Church, Pine River.
Pete is survived by his wife, DiAnn; three daughters, Deb Tulenchik of Pine River, Terri Tulenchik of Pequot Lakes, Kelly Rickard of Pequot Lakes; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Annette of Pine River, Pat and Rebecca of Pequot Lakes and Doug of Pequot Lakes; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Brogle and Rosie Chadwick, both of Pine River; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Clarice of Pine River; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amanda; four brothers, Robert, Raymond, Russell and Roddy; parents Michael and Clara (Olson) Tulenchik.
Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, and will continue one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Tuesday funeral service in the church. Rev. Bill Schardin and Rev. Paul Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in Kedron Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
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