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(January 8, 1920 - February 2, 2013)

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Louis “Louie” Kachinske

Louis L. Kachinske, 93, Moose Lake, died Saturday, February 2, 2013 in Cardinal Court Assisted Living, Cromwell. He was born on January 8, 1920 in Moose Lake to Joseph and Anna Kachinske. Louie grew up in Split Rock Township, Carlton County where he attended grade school prior to graduating from Moose Lake High School in 1939. In 1942, Louie entered the United States Army serving in the Southwest Pacific, Sixth Army Headquarters, before being Honorably Discharged in 1945. On December 31, 1947, Louie married Phyllis E. Sylvester in Duluth. Louie attended Duluth Business University and Duluth Teachers College and attained his BA Degree in May 1949, graduating cum laude. After college, Louie worked for PPG Industries in Duluth until 1965 when he transferred to Chicago. In 1968, Louie was transferred to PPG, Pittsburgh until his retirement in 1984. In 2000, Louie and Phyllis moved back to Moose Lake. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and Peterson-Maunula American Legion Post #379 of Moose Lake. Louie loved gardening and photography. He will be remembered for all his inventions that came up with through the years and most of all for all the time he spent with his children.

Louie was preceded in death by his Parents: Anna & Joseph Kachinske; Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law: Eugene & Elna Sylvester; Siblings: Margaret Appleby and Carl Kachinske; Brothers-In-Law: Arthur (Aune) Canary and Ray Sylvester; Sisters-In-Law: Ilene Kachinske and Burnett Hellerud; and Brothers-In-Law: Wilfred Appleby and Robert Holappa.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis of Cromwell; son: Peter (Mary Ellen) Kachinske of Aurora, IL; 2 daughters: Patti Doyle of Plano, IL and Mary M. (Gary) Waller of Moose Lake; 5 Grandchildren: Maxwell Kachinske, Martin (Flory) Doyle, Kristi Doyle, Terry (Blythe) Aldrich, and Kathleen (Lee) Packingham; 5 Great Grandchildren: Zachery and Michael Doyle, Toby Aldrich, Kaylee and Carter Packingham, and an expected new great grandchild in March; 2 Brothers: Edward (Frances) Kachinske of Duluth and Clemence (Ethel) Kachinske of Moose Lake; a sister: Eva (Al Oosterlinck) Holappa of Clawson, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Moose Lake. Father Justin Fish will bethe celebrant. Kristi Doyle and Maxwell Kachinske will be the readers. Casket Bearers will be Maxwell Kachinske, Martin Doyle, Kristi Doyle, Terry Aldrich, Kathleen Packingham, and Lee Packingham. Military Honors will be accorded by the Moose Lake American Legion #379. Spring Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Split Rock Twp. 

  Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.


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