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Obituaries > ZOBENICA, NICK I.

Nick Isaac Zobenica, 91, Chisholm, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Born Dec. 18, 1924, in Bovey, he was the youngest of Isaac and Anica (Dimich) Zobenica’s seven children.

He attended Greenway High School, leaving school early to join the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. As a proud member of 4th Raider Battalion, 6th Marine Division, Nick received two Purple Heart awards from wounds received at Guam Island in 1944, and at Okinawa Island in 1945. Upon his honorable discharge, he received his GED from Greenway High School in 1946. Nick was united in marriage to Dessie Popovich on June 23, 1956, in St. Basil’s Orthodox Church in Chisholm. He and Dessie made their home in Chisholm, and Nick worked for Minnesota Power first as a lineman, then in maintenance and construction, and he retired as area manager.

He was a member of Hematite Lodge No. 274, where he was a Past Worshipful Master and recipient of the Hiram Award. He was also a member of St. Basil’s Orthodox Church where he sang in the funeral choir for many years. Nick enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by six siblings, Mildred Anderson, Milan Zobenica, Priscilla Simunovich, Dora Johnson, Viola Cyronek, and Dorothy Zobenica.

He is survived by his wife, Dessie, of Chisholm; a daughter, Dawn (Jim) Lund of Lakeville, Minn.; a son, Steven Zobenica, of Dickinson, Texas; a granddaughter, Deena Lund, of St. Louis Park, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Nick Popovich, of Fullerton, Calif.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Pomen Service on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine, and will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine. Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. Arrangements are by the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine.