Lawrence ‘Larry’ C. Pettey
Deacon Lawrence "Larry" C. Pettey of Waukesha entered into eternal life on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Linden Court in Waukesha at the age of 98 years. He was born in Wausaukee on September 3, 1918, the son of Charles J. and Emma (nee Hoersch) Pettey.
He was married in 1941 to the former Dorothy Tompitch, she preceded him in death and he then married the former Lucille Meier in 1974. She recently preceded him in death on January 6, 2017. Larry was a proud U.S. veteran, serving in the Army under General Patton during World War II. He remained active as a veteran as a member of D. J. Martin American Legion Post 8 in Waukesha, and felt fortunate to be able to travel to Washington, D.C., with Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to tour the World War II Memorial. Lawrence was in the first class of permanent deacons in the Milwaukee Archdiocese and was ordained as a permanent deacon and assigned to St. Mary Catholic Church in Waukesha. He very much enjoyed serving the parishioners of St. Mary’s.
He will be sadly missed by his son, Richard (Deborah) Pettey of Largo, Fla.; his step-daughter, Jean (Harry) Monahan of Vienna, Va.; and his stepdaughter-in-law, Barbara Golemgeske of Madison. He was the proud grandfather of David, Sara, Julianna and Grace, and his great-grandchild, Cooper. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his first wife, Dorothy, and his second wife, Lucille, he was preceded in death by his step-son, Michael Golemgeske, and his brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, from 3:00 PM until the time of the 5:00 PM funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave. Military honors will follow the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory & Preplanning is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website atwww.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.