Petrie, Rev. Jackson Robert
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Rev. Jackson Robert Petrie, age 92, of Fond du Lac, went to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. He was born on August 26, 1920, in Rockford, IL, the son of Walter and Ruth (Bast) Petrie. He was baptized into the Christian faith by his maternal grandfather, Rev. Carl Bast, on September 20, 1920, and was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Faith on May 20, 1934.
After attending two years in a public high school in Madison, WI, he transferred to Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, WI, in 1936, to pursue his studies for the holy ministry. He graduated in 1942. He then went on to study at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI, graduating in 1945, and then was assigned as a tutor at his alma mater, Northwestern Preparatory School for one year. In 1946, he entered the parish ministry, serving the following dual parishes, all in Wisconsin: Richwood (where he also taught the Lutheran Elementary School), and Hubbleton, Norwalk and Wilton, Kingston and Salemville, and Amery and Clear Lake. In 1957, the Rev. Petrie accepted a call to serve on the faculty of Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. He served there until his retirement in 1985.
On June 19, 1949, he married Pauline K. Schmidt in Richwood. She was the organist of his Richwood congregation. Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Thomas (Mary) Petrie of Watertown, John (Kathleen) Petrie; and Brian (Susan) Petrie both of Fond du Lac; six grandchildren, Angela (Tom) Kondziella, Matthew (Kristi) Petrie, Rebecca (Mark) Hoffman, Timothy Petrie, Laura Petrie, and Lisa (fiancé, John Gregorious) Petrie; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Petrie and Susan Schmidt, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert; one sister-in-law, Verna Schmidt; one brother-in-law, Leland Schmidt.
VISITATION: Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 4-7 P.M. at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 55 N. Prairie Rd, Fond du Lac. FUNERAL: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church with the Reverend David Haugly officiating. Burial will take place at 2:30 on Monday at Richwood Cemetery, Richwood, WI. Friends may call on Monday at the church from 10 A.M. until the time of services.
Memorials may be directed to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 55 N. Prairie Rd, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935, or Winnebago Lutheran Academy, 475 E. Merrill Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935.
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home
524 North Park Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter from June 21 to June 23, 2013