Erna Petit-Strand

ERNA EDNA MARIE PETIT-STRAND, 102 ROCKFORD - Erna Edna Marie Petit-Strand, 102, of Rockford entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Born July 19, 1910, in Freeport, daughter of Charles and Kathyrn (Heinboch) Grell. Married Arthur H. Petit. Married Kenneth M. Strand on May 27, 1967, in Loves Park. Employed by Northern Illinois Gas for more than 11 years, retiring in 1974. Oldest member of Grace Lutheran Church. She loved golfing, painting, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include grandchildren, George Petit, Arthur (Beth) Petit and Darla Petit; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Jamie, Ezra, Josh, Stephanie, Sara, Kara, Scott, Justin and Ryan; great-great-grandchildren, Jaden and Nevaeh; daughter-in-law, Judy Petit; niece, JoAnn (David) Tresemer; and nephew, Scott Grell. Predeceased by husbands; son, Justin Petit; great-great-grandson, Landon; brother, Virgil Grell; sister, Audrey Grell-Larson; and niece, Darlene Meyers. Service at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. For more information, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012