Peter Deretich, age 82, longtime resident of Holly and formerly Grand Blanc, MI and Hibbing, MN died Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Vicinia Gardens in Fenton, MI. He was born July 4th, 1938 in Hibbing, the son of Tomo and Bosiljka (Samardzich) Deretich. He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1956 and attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He later earned his Master’s Degree on Education from the University of Michigan. Peter started his first teaching job in 1962 at Lake Fenton High School in Michigan where he met his future wife Linda Newcomb. Peter and Linda were united in marriage in 1967. They both took teaching positions shortly afterward at Grand Blanc High School in Michigan where they spent the remainder of their careers. Peter loved sports, old western movies, the outdoors and his childhood home of Hibbing where he will be buried.
Peter is survived by his wife Linda Deretich of Holly, MI; his siblings: Olga Ljubenko of LaGrange Park, IL, George Deretich of Ham Lake, MN, Sam (Liz) Deretich of Anoka, MN, Nick Deretich of Reno, NV; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Dana Kovich, Walter Deretich, Helen Keehr, Sophie Radojcich, Marko Deretich and Dorothy Kosanovich.
Visitation will be Thursday July 23rd at Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Hibbing at 10:00 followed by an 11:00 funeral, Fr. Dean Franck will officiate. Interment will be at Hibbing Park “Maple Hill” Cemetery in Hibbing.
Memorial donations can be made in Peter’s name to the Elk’s Club of Flint, MI.
Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman Family Funeral Home, in Hibbing. To express condolences on-line please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.
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