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James C. Petry
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1930
La Crosse
La Crosse County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 2010
Collier County
Florida, USA

James "Jim" Carlton Petry, 79, Shullsburg, passed away Jan. 7, 2010 in Marco Island, Fla.

He was born Sept. 25, 1930 in La Crosse, the youngest of four children to Carl and Marcella Petry. Jim graduated from Central High School in 1948. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf.

Jim began his work career as a home builder in La Crosse, and continued as a builder after moving with his family to Rockford, Ill., in 1955. He and his family moved to Roscoe, Ill., in 1969, established Petry Homes and developed several subdivisions. In 1979, Jim and Sally moved to southwest Wisconsin. This was Jim's most favorite time of his life. He built a small golf course on his property, walked the roaming hills with his black Labrador, Pete, logged, hunted and enjoyed his life without a hammer. Most recently Jim and Sally lived in Shullsburg.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sally; his two children: Jeff and Paula; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Jim, and granddaughter, Alexandra.

Funeral services were Jan. 13, 2010 at O'Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, Shullsburg. The Rev. Brenda Whitford of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg.

Republican Journal Jan. 14, 2010
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  Carl A Petry (1895 - 1956)
  Marcella E Petry (1898 - 1976)
Evergreen Cemetery
Lafayette County
Wisconsin, USA
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