Dennis Tachick

POWERS – Dennis L. Tachick, 95, of Powers, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.

He was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Pound, Wis., son of the late John and Minnie (Dora) Tachick. Dennis grew up in Kingsford and graduated from Kingsford High School in 1935. He retired after working more than 41 years in the rural electrification field. His work included 11 years in office and field positions with the Rural Electrification Administration and 30 years with the former Eastern Illinois Power Cooperative in Paxton, Ill., where he served as general manager for 23 years.

He and his late wife, Audrey, were active, long-time members in the Covenant Church, both in Paxton and Iron Mountain. Tachick was an avid fisherman and in retirement in Iron Mountain, could be found most days on the Peavy backwaters, fishing pole in hand.

He is survived by a son, Dennis; a daughter, Carol; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; and grandson, Christopher.

The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care he received from the staff at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility the last 10 years of his life.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

The funeral service will follow Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Peter Erickson will officiate.

Burial will be in the Pound Cemetery.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.