Dorothy L. Petri,
Jan. 26, 1925 — May 16, 2017
Dorothy L. Petri (nee Sonnenberg), 92, of West Bend, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Wellington Place in Hartford.
She was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Milwaukee to Herbert and Alice (nee Bloom) Sonnenberg. Dorothy married the late Ralph G. Petri on April 7, 1945, at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend. After she retired from Kickhaefer Mfg. Co. in 1988, Dorothy loved babysitting for grandchildren and many other children with her gentle heart. She also enjoyed the Hodag Country Music Festival for 14 years, going to the casino, and playing cards that she never lost. Dorothy always was happy and cheerful, but also had a sassy side with her quick wit!
Dorothy is survived by her children, Merry Jane (Carl) Cook of Iron River, Michigan, Robert (Gwenn) Petri of West Bend, and Nancy (Sandy Ross) Holmes of West Bend; seven grandchildren, Jessica Cook, Andrew (Holly) Cook, Robert Holmes, Lisa (Thomas) Bichanich, Amy Jo Petri and Megan (Edward) Marx; granddaughter- in-law, Michelle Cook; 10 great-grandchildren, Justin, Eden, Addison, Collin, Aubrey, Desmond, Caleb, Brayden, Hattie and Winnie; great-great grandson, Owen; sister, Delores Heppe; sister-in-law, Mary Luedtke; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gordon "Gus" Sonnenberg and Gerald (Jeri) Sonnenberg; sister, Betty (Kenneth) Mac Farlane; grandson, Adam Cook; and granddaughter, Jennifer Cook. A funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. James Hill presiding. Interment of ashes will be at Washington County Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday, May 22, from 3 p.m. until time of service (6 p.m.). Memorials are appreciated to New Hope UCC (4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson, WI 53037).
A special thank you to Dr. Sharma at Aurora Grafton Hospital, the staff at Wellington Place and staff at Seasons Hospice for all their loving care of Dorothy.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: