Mr. Archie “Uncle Archie” Peplinski, 99 of Ruth, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Bad Axe.
He was born on April 10, 1919 in Ruth to the late Joseph and Lucy (Woyciechowski) Peplinski. He married Regina Wloch on July 30, 1966 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. She preceded him in death on January 2, 2008.
Archie was a graduate of Paris #1 Country School. He was a proud veteran, serving for four years in the US Army Air Corp, serving during the China, Berma and India Theater. He was a member and past Commander of the Parisville VFW Post #5740. He was a Civilian Conservation Corp worker. He was employed in Detroit for Packer’s Motor Car. After returning to Paris Township, Archie farmed and worked for Booms Construction for 25 years, retiring in 1981. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish in Parisville, where he was a member and past president of the Men’s Club. He was also a member of the St. Mary Building Committee and spent many years working the church chicken dinners. Archie was an honorary member of the Ruth Knights of Columbus Council #3823.
Archie is survived by his nephew, Virgil Peplinski and his wife, Delphine of Ruth; many nieces and nephews; one brother, Ernest and his wife, Lorraine of Novi; one sister, Irene Zalewski of Northville; one sister-in-law, Leona Peplinski of Ruth.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Edmund and Elmer; sisters, Bertha Vincent, Emily Kopinski, Mary Maraj, Selma Danielski, Alma Osentoski and Elsie Peruski.
Mass of Christian burial for Archie will be 11:00 am Saturday, November 24 at St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish in Parisville. Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Saturday at St. Mary Church from 10:00-11:00 am. There will be a joint rosary Friday evening at 7:00 pm by the St. Isidore Men’s Club and the Ruth Knights of Columbus.
Memorials have been requested to Archie’s family, care of Virgil Peplinski