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Clarence Petracek April 8, 1919 - July 20, 2009

REDWOOD FALLS -- Clarence Petracek, 90, of St. Paul, formerly of Redwood Falls died Monday in St. Paul.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Redwood Falls with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church with a prayer service at 5 p.m. and for one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. Memorials preferred to St. Catherine's Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife: Susan; children: Thomas of Naples, Fla., Kathryn (and Ron) Colby of Minnetonka, Mary Larpenteur of Mendota Heights and Barbara (and Dave) Palma of Lino Lakes; stepdaughter: Mary Jo (and Tom) Mahowald of Arden Hills; stepson-in-law: Jim Larson; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings: Edmund Petracek of California, Donald (and Doris) Petracek of Belview, Francis (and Kathleen) Petracek of California and Mary Ann DeSutter of Minneota.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Lucille; stepdaughter: Linda Larson; and one sister.