Edward J. Petrie
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Edward J. Petrie
  • October 23, 1935 - September 23, 2017
  • Loves Park, Illinois

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Edward "Eddie" Petrie, 81 departed this life Saturday, September 23, 2017 in his home. He was born in Waukesha, WI, October 23, 1935 to Edwin Petrie and Elizabeth (Folman) Petrie. He married Marge Ostrander in Rockford, IL, April 13, 1957. They just celebrated their 60th anniversary with family & friends. Eddie loved and lived for his family, he was the supporter and strength of his family. Dad loved to imitate Elvis and he was a master dancer and singer.

He leaves behind his wife, Marge Petrie, daughters Debra (Tim) Sallee, Diana (Joe) Lierman, Linda (Mike) Williams and Dawn (Reggie Brooks) Bonner; his two sons James (Kathy) Petrie and Charles (Christy Lightfoot) Petrie; and brother Chuck Petrie. He also had many grandkids and great-grandkids that he adored with all his heart. He also had a special kitty, "Misty" whom his family lovingly referred to as the "Evil Cat", but Dad loved her. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Shirley Ann Kitzman, Dora Mae Henry, Mary (Sissy) Leonard, nieces and nephews.

We wish to thank Dr. Michael Maloney and his staff for all the help and support they gave to our dad and for giving him his life for as long as he could. We would also like to thank the neighbors who came to my mom in her time of need and the paramedics that worked so hard to try to bring him back to life. He suffered with pain for a long time, but he is now pain free and in peace.

Celebration of Life, 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park . Visitation 2:30 - 3:30p.m..