Stephen Richard Petrisko
Stephen Richard Petrisko
  • June 13, 1950 - December 13, 2016
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Stephen Richard PETRISKO
Stephen R. Petrisko, 66, was called home to the Lord, Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, after a long summer of illness.

Stephen was a US Navy Veteran of eight years, serving during the Vietnam conflict on board the USS Voge (DE-1047) as a Sonar Technician. After separating from the U.S Navy, he worked in the Steel Industry, melting stainless steel. He was most recently employed by Lutheran Health Network. He was a loving husband, devout father, and the best papa ever! He was born and raised in Pennsylvania; a lifelong Steelers fan! He was an avid hunter and fisherman; loving all things outdoors.

In 1978, Stephen married Valeria Wetherbee, who survives him. Also, he is survived by his daughters, Melissa Fowler and granddaughter Isabell; Amie Arizmendi (US Navy Veteran) and son-in-law Isidro, grandsons David, Matthias, Andres, and granddaughters Ariana and Moriah; and Margaret Wiley and son-in-law Jonathan, granddaughters Sarenity, Mellody and Stephanie; sisters Donna and husband Jack Lapek and Judy Laird; and dear family friend Robert Fowler. Also, survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. He is preceded in death by his parents Steve & Gertrude Petrisko, Carl Laird, and infant grandson Jeremiah Richard Petrisko Fowler. He will be so dearly missed; and will always be in our hearts!

Services will be at 11:00, Fri., Dec. 23, 2016 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home 6424 Winchester Rd. with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also 2-4 and 6-8 Thurs., Dec. 22, 2016.