Ervin LeRoy Pettis, 68

Published 8:39 am Friday, September 21, 2018

Ervin LeRoy Pettis, 68

Ervin LeRoy Pettis, 68, passed away on Sept. 14, 2018, at his home in Oakland, Minnesota.

LeRoy was born on Dec. 10, 1949, in Austin, Minnesota, to Ervin Clarence and Evelyn May (Krulish) Pettis. He served in the U.S. Army, fighting in the Vietnam War. On June 26, 1996, he married Nancy Ann Sobolik, also from Austin.

LeRoy worked at Hormel Foods until 1985. From there, he went to work for McNeilus Truck Manufacturing in Dodge Center, Minnesota. He retired from Albert Lea Winnelson Company in 2015.

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LeRoy enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending many summers at Dixon Lake Resort in northern Minnesota. He also enjoyed spending time with his dogs.

LeRoy is survived by his three daughters, Tonya (Eric) Gourley, Hines, Minnesota, Tara Odell, Des Moines, Iowa, and Jolene (Terry) Bauman, Cosmos, Minnesota; brothers, Roger and Linda (Boysen) Pettis, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota, and Rick and Ardi (Marsden) Pettis, Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren; and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; and parents, Ervin and Evelyn.

A memorial gathering will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 2nd Street NW, Hayfield, MN.