Victor George Petranovich of Eckert died April 13, 2017, at his home after a long battle with multiple sclerosis and cancer.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, at Cedaredge Cemetery. Attendees are invited to wear Denver Broncos attire.
Mr. Petranovich was born on Nov. 22, 1943, to George and Lola Petranovich in Cameo. He spent his childhood in Palisade and graduated from Palisade High School. He was active in sports and was a member of the Palisade football state champions in 1958, the school's first state football title.
After graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; three sons, Craig Petranovich, Chad (Terri) Petranovich and Marty (Kirsten) Humble; a daughter, Tasha (Quincy) Christian; a sister, Leah Baldwin; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.