|Remembering Andrew Murach|
Andrew Joseph Murach, retired power plant employee of Nielsville, Minn., died Dec. 7, at the Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro, N.D. He was 91.
Murach, the son of Conrad and Cecelia (Swatlowski) Murach, was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Grand Forks. He grew up near Bagley, Minn., and then worked for area farmers near Oslo, Minn. In 1941 he joined the United States Army and served until 1945.
He married Zenona "Zo" Schultz on June 17, 1946, in Grand Forks. He worked for the UND power plant for 30 years, retiring in 1984. They lived in Thompson and Grand Forks before moving to Nielsville, Minn., in 2005.
He is survived by his wife Zo of Nielsville, Minn.,; children: Deb (Jim) Erickson of Grand Forks, Lane (Connie) Murach of Grand forks, Michele Murach of Shelly, Minn., and Kaylin (Darin) Engelstad of Nielsville, Minn.; grandchildren: Jared (Mandy) Erickson, Traci (Tyler) Gagnon, Stephan Tweet and Derek Murach, and three great grandchidlren.
Murach was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Harry and Julian and one sister Angeline.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in Stennes Funeral Home in Climax, Minn., with visitation one hour prior to the service.