Ronald Petroske, 78, of Staples, passed away on October 23, 2016 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.
Funeral services will be held November 7, 11:00 a.m., at the Staples Alliance Church. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.
Internment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.
Arrangements are with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.
Ronald was born August 6, 1938, in Staples to Frank and Alice (Smith) Petroske. He graduated from Staples High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 25, 1955 and was honorably discharged on August 24, 1958. Ron married Helen Peterson on June 22, 1996 in Chisago City. For many years, he drove school bus in Staples and charter bus for Northwestern Transit, Motley. Ron was a John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching Western movies, traveling, camping, yard-work and woodworking.
Ronald is survived by his wife; children, Ronald (Mimi) Petroske, Jr., Keith (Deanna) Petroske both of Forest Lake, Troy (Vicki) Petroske of North Branch, Lori Griffith of Forest Lake, Jeff (Vicki) Petroske of Arizona, Kim (Tony) Curtis of Marine St. Croix, Kerry (Michele) Petroske of Cottage Grove, Staci (Anthony) Hutchinson of St. Paul, Amie (Greg Loghry) Johnson of Henning and Brent Johnson of Staples; 40 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Ronald is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Keith Johnson; one sister, Rose Marie Adamek and one brother, Lawrence Petroske.