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Longtime St. Norbert Baseball Assistant Zeratsky Passes at 85

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, March 19, 2018 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - Former St. Norbert College baseball assistant coach Dick Zeratsky died Sunday afternoon in Green Bay. He was 85.

Zeratsky, a long-time baseball fixture in the Green Bay area, arrived at St. Norbert when Tom Winske was hired as the Green Knights' head coach in 1999. Zeratsky continued in his role until the 2012 season.

"There was never a more loyal person than Dick," Winske said. "He absolutely loved baseball and enjoyed every day he was around the park or indoors at practice. Our program benefited greatly from Dick's knowledge and presence."

St. Norbert won Midwest Conference championships in 2003 and 2012 and played in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2003, 2009 and 2012.

Zeratsky was an original member of the Green Bay Blue Ribbons, a top semipro team which played in the highly competitive Wisconsin State League, starting in 1971. He played full-time for the Blue Ribbons until he was 52 and still occasionally batted until he was 58. He was inducted into the Wisconsin State League Hall of Fame in 2010.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Dr., in Green Bay. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

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