Rolland “Ike” Petesch


Ike obit pic    Rolland “Ike” Petesch, 92, passed away Dec. 20, 2015, at Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.
His funeral Mass was Saturday morning, Dec. 26 at Prairie View Care Center. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date.
Ike Petesch was born in Forestburg on Oct. 7, 1923, to Jack and Elva “Sis” Petesch. He spent his life in Forestburg and graduated from Forestburg High School in 1941.
He was a great promoter and supporter of the Forestburg School and the Forestburg community. He owned and operated Ike’s Pool Hall in Forestburg for 28 years, where he raised a family of his own.
Ike was a dedicated athlete and excelled in baseball. He was inducted into the South Dakota Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, an honor that brought him special pride.
Survivors include one sister, Lois Piper of Mill Creek, Wash.; sisters-in-law, LaWayne Petesch of Minnesota and Colleen “Corky” Petesch of Washington; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Ike was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Millie and Rosie; and brothers, Eugene “Peck” and Wesley “Cork”.

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