Duane Pietrzak, 79, Byron
Duane J (Jim) Pietrzak died Dec. 25, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – St. Marys Campus in Rochester, Minn.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1937 in Addison, New York, to Frank and Frances (Horsman) Pietrzak.
Pietrzak grew up in Kasson, Minn., and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School. He attended Dunwoody and worked at Parkhill Bros Automotive and IBM and later at Marquette Systems, until he retired.
In November of 1959, he married Doris Lueck. They raised two sons and lived in Byron most of their lives. He was a member of Mt. Sion Lutheran Church in Kasson.
Survivors include his wife Doris; sons Dale (Nancy) Pietrzak from Moscow, Indiana, and Douglas (Ditto) Pietrzak from Cadiz, Kentucky. Also surviving are one sister, Judy (Dick) Tendick of Lakeville, Minn.; three brothers, Joe (Sharon) of Rochester, Jerry (Ann) Pietrzak-Sang of Georgetown, Texas and Tom Peitrzak of Wabasha, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Pietrzak, Heather Powell, Craig Powell, Andrew Pietrzak, Shelby Pietrzak, Mason Pietrzak and Benjamin Pierzak; and four great-grandchildren, Rhys and Asher Powell and Zoe and Jeremiah Meartz.
The funeral service will be at a later date at Mt. Sion Lutheran Church, 502 1st Ave SW in Kasson with Pastor Brad Novacek officiating. Burial will be at the Byron Cemetery in Byron, Minn., also at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Mt. Sion Lutheran church or New Life Homes.
Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Kasson is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.