Steve Fadyk, 72, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000 at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., where he was a winter visitor.
He was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Mary and Harry Fadyk, where he grew up. He later moved to International Falls, where he had resided since.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. He was discharged Dec. 18, 1946 and returned to Fort Frances. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.
He was employed by Mando Paper Co. in 1950, and retired from Boise Cascade in 1990.
On Oct. 2, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Pronak of Fort Frances, and they had just celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary in 1999.
Steve enjoyed his grandchildren, travelling, and his lake cabin on Rainy Lake.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Peter Ross, Jerry (Mike) Ross, and William Fadyk; and sisters, Stella Fadyk and Anne Grizigoff.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of International Falls; sons, Stephen J. (Debra) Fadyk of Mayer, Mn., and P. Michael (Norine) Fadyk of Fort Frances, Ont.; grandchildren, Stefan, Nicholas, Anne, and Michelle Fadyk; and step-grandchildren, Jacqueline, Nicole, and Brain Renberg.
Also surviving are his brother, John (Gloria) Fadyk; sisters, Patricia Scrimsaw of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Helen Valliquette of Douglas, Ont.; sister-in-law, Katherine (Laurence) Veert of Winnipeg, Man.; brother-in-law, Ed (Nancy) Topolnicki of Belle River, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 10, 2000 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in International Falls. Cremation already has taken place.
Interment will take place in Fort Frances on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Cancer Society or the St. Thomas Church Building Fund, International Falls, Mn. in lieu of flowers.