Obituaries - Condolences

Condolences to the Family of Peter J. "Pete" Dejno

Jim Ludwikoski Lake City – Posted On: July 5, 2024

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for Pete’s passing. Though words cannot take your loss away, we have fond memories of our time with Pete and Lucy. Love from the Ludwikoski family

Susan & Joseph Stiemann Greenwood – Posted On: July 1, 2024

Lucy, Amy, Kurt & family. Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Pete had a huge heart and had a way of making everyone feel like family. He will be missed.

Norbert J gaier Elk Mound – Posted On: June 30, 2024

Accept my sympathy and prayers in your loss. But Pete will live on in the memories that remain with you and the stories that you can tell from the times you shared with each other.

Sally Lane Fall Creek WI – Posted On: June 30, 2024

Pete was an amazing person. When ever I think of Pete I think of his humor. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.

Tyler Sterling St. Paul, MN – Posted On: June 30, 2024

I would see Pete at least once a year up at the hunting land. Every single time I was up there, he was the most active person in the cabin. Whether it was mowing the yard, cleaning up the brush or putting out some corn for the deer, he was always moving. Pete gave me hope for what life was going to be like at 80 years old and I will never forget how welcoming and kind he was. I'm so very grateful to have known him. Love you Pete, we'll get the big buck this year!

Ben Sterling Posted On: June 30, 2024

There are so many wonderful memories of Pete to draw upon over the years. He was a product of a small town that served his country and was proud to continue service later in life, with his volunteerism active in many ways. He and Lucy built a wonderful family and have extensions of this within the grandchildren who knew Pete as their devoted grandfather.

When my Dad passed, Pete graciously made it possible for a group of guys who accidentally found a deer to shoot at once in a while to get together once a year to talk smart, get up early, enjoy good food, and an occasional Manhattan. I could carry on this tradition with sons my Dad had brought to me because of Pete. He was a gracious host over the years and a tremendous friend. I would occasionally hang out with him "up north," just the two of us. Pete loved to talk with me about history, specifically military history. Most of all, he would love to see the deer come in at night through his bay window as he would sip on some peppermint and ask me how everyone in my family was.

Life will not be the same without Pete. We will miss him dearly, but we will cherish the wonderful time we had with him over the years.

Jim and Terese Baures Thorp wi – Posted On: June 30, 2024

We send you all our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, Dad and grandfather. May Pete rest in peace.

Grace (Dejno) Krueger Posted On: June 28, 2024

I will be forever grateful to have had such a kind, loving, supportive and present grandpa. What a gift it has been to see him have a relationship with my children too. I have no doubt my daughter will be asking about "Papa Pete" for years to come, knowing that seeing Grandma Lucy and Grandpa Pete always involves M&Ms 😊 We will miss him dearly, but look forward to all the signs knowing he is still with us.

Love you Grandpa. ❤

Bob Peterson Roseville MN – Posted On: June 27, 2024

I was looking forward to seeing Pete and Lucy this summer when visiting my friend Todd Davison whose cabin is right next door. The path between each cabin has been well traveled. I always looked forward to seeing Pete and Lucy every time I was visiting. I have many great memories that I’ll cherish. Pete was like the deer whisperer, I think he had them all named. We would sit out on the deck and share a favorite beverage and just watch the deer pile in. Pete was a great story teller and all I had to do was bring up subject and next thing you know it was after midnight! I remember red squirrel hunting in the woods there with Pete being the spotter. He had keen eye. If you ever had a problem, Pete would be the one to call, he had a vast knowledge of most things and never hesitated to offer his help. Then there was the card games and the pie Lucy would make from scratch! Pete was so lucky! 😋 How good was the pie? Just like Downtown was the response! If you had a bad card hand you got what Patty shot at!! Thanks for your friendship Pete, I will miss you greatly and I am so sorry for your loss Lucy and the entire family.

Todd A Davison St. Louis Park, MN – Posted On: June 27, 2024

I was looking forward to seeing Pete tomorrow up North, a common special place we are next to each other and a path that leads from one cabin to another. Pete and Lucy were the first to welcome me there and I still have the bag that contained a gift of wine and a welcoming message. My children refer to Pete as "up north grampa". Pete has shared that special place with me and my family, helped me out without me even asking and been a constant force of stability and calm. I will aspire to be that kind of person and miss him, but smile when I think of the time I was lucky to have. Best wish to all, I will toast to him at "happy hour" tomorrow, at our special place.