Sept. 6, 1942-Nov. 29, 2012
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Michael Petrick, of Mount Pleasant, MI died Thursday, November 29, 2012 at home. He was 70 years old.
He was born on September 6, 1942 in Antigo, WI son of Anthony and Mathline (Theriault) Petrick.
He was a 1961 graduate of Antigo High School. He did his undergraduate work and received his Master's degree in 1967 from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He completed his PHD work at University of Wisconsin Madison and received his degree in 1970 in journalism and political science.
He worked in journalism for a number of years beginning as a reporter for the Appleton Post Crescent, then news editor at the Milwaukee South Times Star and finally moving to Washington D.C. where he worked for the Evening Star as copy Editor.
Mr. Petrick moved on to a career as a professor having taught in the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin Madison, then at the University of Maryland School of Journalism, and ending his teaching career as Chairman of the department of Journalism at Central Michigan University retiring in 2000.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
Survivors include a cousin Barbara (Lawrence) Loh of Medfield, MA, and their children Peter (Christine) Loh, Christopher (Maggie) Loh and Laura (Ed) Howland, a cousin John (Jeanne) Petrick of San Jose, California and their children John Michael (Karen) Petrick and Janin (Tad) Hutchison; further survived by other cousins and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday Dec. 8, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Antigo with Rev. Jeremiah Worman officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. On-line condolences at
Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 5, 2012