Bruce B. Petri, 87
Bruce B. Petri, 87, of Kewaskum, passed
away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, surrounded by family members at Kathy
Hospice in the town of Polk.
He was born on July 18, 1924, in the town of Wayne, the son of the late
Wendel and Sophie (Amerling) Petri, and on May 29, 1948, he was united in
marriage to Eileen Lackas at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa.
Bruce was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum and was
also a member of the Kewaskum Fire Department, retiring in 1984 after 30
years of service. Even after retiring from the department, he spent many
hours doing odds and ends at the department. He was employed by Regal Ware
Inc. in Kewaskum, retiring after 40 years of service and was a member of
the 25 Year Club. In Bruce’s free time, he enjoyed woodworking, watching
birds and making wreaths, which he generously donated to people.
Those Bruce leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 63
years, Eileen; six children, Gary (Jean) Petri of Denver, Colorado, David
(Marilyn) Petri of West Bend, Michael (Dawn) Petri of Muscatine, Iowa,
Paul (Mary Ann) Petri and Jean Lichtensteiger both of West Bend and Joan
(Tony) Ruplinger of Campbellsport; a brother, Earl (Martha) Petri of
Kewaskum; three sisters-inlaw, Lucille Petri of West Bend, Mildred Theisen
of Kewaskum and Rita Lackas of Theresa; two brothers-in-law, Harold Lackas
of Lomira and Don (Rose) Lackas of Campbellsport; and 17 grandchildren,
six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many
In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by two brothers,
John and Myron (Bernice) Petri, and two sisters, Ione (Lee) Honeck and
Doris (Tom) Kluever.
A Mass of Christian burial for Bruce will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday,
Jan. 9, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Father Rick
Wendell will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the