Prairie in Plainview.Logan Petit, 96, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at St. Isidore Health
Center of Greenwood
Logan Nicholas Petit was born August 16, 1918 to Leo and Gladys (Wood) Petit at the
home farm in Wabasha County, Plainview Township. He attended rural Six Oaks School
and graduated from Plainview High School in 1936. On October 7, 1940 Logan married
Marilyn E. Ryan at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview. They farmed South of
Plainview. Born to them were 7 sons and 6 daughters.
Logan was a member of the Six Oaks school board and later of the Plainview
consolidated board of education for 6 years. He was a member of the Quincy Township
board for 4 years and was active in organizing rural people to receive electric power
through R.E.A. Rural Electrification. He was very interested in family life and farming
interests and was active in organizing The Farmers Union in Wabasha County, later
becoming president of NFO in Olmsted County for 12 years. Logan was a member of
Democratic Party, and served as county chairman for 4 years. He became a third
degree member of the Plainview Council of the Knights of Columbus in 1950. Logan and
Marilyn organized “Petit’s Swing Band” in 1963 which was active for 36 years, playing for
Ballroom dancing, fraternal clubs, parades, Polka Masses, nursing homes in Minnesota
and Arizona. They were members of the American Federation of Musicians.
Logan and Marilyn celebrated there 60th wedding anniversary October 7th, 2000 with
family and friends. On August 31st, 2001, Marilyn passed to her eternal rest.
On June 21, 2003, Logan was united in marriage to Luvern Derosier at St. Joachim’s
Catholic Church in Plainview.
Logan is survived by his wife Luvern of Plainview; children, June (Donald) Tlougan of St.
Charles, Joseph (Nancy) Petit of Plainview, Mary (Steve) Motske of Huntington Beach,
CA, Patrick (Diane) Petit of Plainview, Rita (Edward) Schultz of Rochester, Margaret (Dr.
William) Marshall of Rochester, Robert (Barbara) Petit of Plainview, Bernard of
Plainview, Brenda Petit of Simpson and Mark (Colleen) Petit of Rochester;
28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Harold Petit of Plainview.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marilyn, children, John, Lawrence and Susan,
and 1 sister, Vera Walch.
Funeral Mass is Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Catholic in
Plainview with Father Robert Meyer officiating. Burial is at the St. Joachim’s Catholic
Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview
and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003