Burnell J. ""The Sugar Creek Wanderer"" Petry (1923 - 2017)


Burnell J. "The Sugar Creek Wanderer" Petry, 93, of Highland, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with the Rev. Pat G. Jakel officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Paul School Educational Fund, Masses at St. Paul Catholic Church, Father Richard Potthast or UM Veterinary Oncology Support Fund.
Mr. Petry was born on Nov. 29, 1923, in Highland, the son of John and Olinda (Carrillon) Petry. He married Mary Frances Grimmer on July 31, 1948, at St. Paul Church in Highland; she died on Sept. 6, 2015.
Survivors include sons, Thomas L. Petry of Vandalia, Donald J. Petry and Loretta Gebhart of Beckemeyer, and Mark A. Petry of Highland; and daughter, Susan M. and her husband Thomas Miller of Fountaintown, Ind.
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Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth
Highland, IL 62249-0187
(618) 654-2133
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 7 to July 19, 2017
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