Peter J. Laiti

May 11, 1933 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 86)


Peter John Laiti, 86, Two Harbors, died Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Waterview Shores.

He was born May 11, 1933, to Edward and Evelyn Laiti, in Duluth.  Peter grew up in Clover Valley where he graduated from high school in 1951, and went to raise his family.  As a master carpenter, he was self-employed as a building contractor for many years, his specialty being framing carpentry.  He moved to Two Harbors in 2004.  

As a young man, Peter enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports.  In his later years, he learned to enjoy golf, and his time spent with friends and staff at Lakeview National Golf Course.

Peter was preceded in death by parents, brothers and sisters, Betty Wenho, William Laiti, Joyce Edblom, and David Laiti.         

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Tinky”; children, LuAnn Anderson, Connie Laiti, Mark Laiti, Mary (Jeff) Mitchell, Joy (Mike) Gretsch, and Kristine (Ron) Betcher; grandchildren, Christy (Joshua) Scheall, Craig Anderson (Robert Rybak), Phillip (Jami) Anderson, Mari Jimnak, Hannah (Andrew) Bergoon, Ryan (Patricia) Mitchell, Andrew and Matthew Gretsch; and Finnley Betcher; great-grandchildren, Alayna and Jackson Scheall, Trenton, Ethan, and Emily Anderson; a sister, Corinne Blomquist; and a brother, Phillip Laiti.

The family would like to thank the staff of Essentia Health Hospice and Waterview Shores for the compassionate care they showed to Peter and his family in his final days.

Honoring Peter’s wishes, private services will be held. 

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