Gary D. Petrie, 42

Gary Donald Petrie of West Bend found peace on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer, at 42 years of age, surrounded by his family.

Born into the loving arms of Ronald and Mary (Schneider) Petrie on Aug. 28, 1966, in Fond du Lac.

Gary was raised in both Johnsburg and St. Joe; attending and graduating from New Holstein High School in 1984.

Gary met, and married the love of his life, Lisa (Galewski), on July 29, 1995, in West Bend; together raising four children.

Gary was an operating engineer for 25 years. He loved hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Lisa (Galewski); four adoring children, Brett, Brandon, Alex and Kaylie; he will be further missed by his parents, Ronald and Mary Petrie; three brothers, Darrell (Julie), Bob and Tom (Traci). Gary will also be missed by his mother-inlaw, Gertrude Galewski; two brothers-in-law, Mike (Kim) Galewski and Dave (Ranee) Galewski; one sister-inlaw, Linda Golden; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other friends.

A funeral service for Gary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend (WI 53095), with Deacon Willis Heideman officiating.

Friends and family may visit from 4 pm until the time of service at 7 pm.

Cremation to follow, Paradise Cremation Services.

The family would like to give a heart-felt thank you to all our supporting friends and family, Super Western Company, Super Excavators, SX Blasting and our friends at Old Republic Risk Management.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050,