Janet Mary Petri, 85
June 3, 1930 — March 4, 2016
Janet Mary Petri (nee Kircher) passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 4, 2016.
She was born June 3, 1930, in Milwaukee to the late John “Vincent” and Laura (nee Hardt) Kircher. Janet attended St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish School and graduated from West Bend High School on June 3, 1948. She married James Henry Petri on Sept. 8, 1948. James preceded Janet in death March 9, 1997.
Janet’s hobbies and interests were many. She loved to travel and was active within the community. She was a sports enthusiast, a die-hard Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan. She enjoyed playing golf, darts and cards with her friends. She was also a longtime employee of Cedar Community.
Janet treasured and adored her family immensely.
Those Janet leaves behind to cherish her memory include her five children, Jill (Robert) Lapacek, Jeanie Williams, Jennifer Cechvala, Jacqueline (Dennis) Bode and Jamie (Mark) King; her nine grandchildren, Cara (Mark) Blankenburg, Katie Lapacek, Holly Cechvala, Kassie (Shawn) Hefty, Jared (Krystal) Cechvala, Robbi (Matthew) Parrent, Raquel Bode, A.J. King and Abby King; five great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Blankenburg, Kamryn Lapacek, Brooke Blankenburg, Payton Hefty and Brody Hefty; a brother, Donald (Joyce) Kircher; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by a son, James “Rocko” Petri; two sisters, Carol (Gary) Fuller and Bev (Carlos) Meilinger; and a brother, Vincent “Butch” (Kathy) Kircher.
A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, March 11, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Jeff Dorth officiating. Burial of Janet’s cremated remains will follow. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Janet’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.