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Jene Karole Petrich

October 18, 1939 April 26, 2006
Jene Karole Petrich
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Worthington, Minnesota Jene Karole Petrich, 66, was born on October 18, 1939, in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Lloyd and Jennie Peterson Horkey. As a young child, she lived on a farm near Dundee, MN, until her father’s death in 1945, when they moved to the Lamberton and Tracy area. In 1948, she and her mother returned to Worthington, where she graduated from Worthington High School in 1957. Jene married Robert K. Petrich on March 15, 1958, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington. She was employed at State Bank of Worthington, Norwest Bank, and United Prairie Bank for 22 years. She then worked for 10 years at the Daily Globe, retiring in March of 2004, due to health reasons. Jene’s church and family were most important in her life. Jene died on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her son’s home in Burnsville, MN. Jene is survived by her husband, Robert K. Petrich, of Worthington; three children, Brian Petrich, and his wife, Ruth, of Burnsville, MN, Lori Dolce, and her husband, Steve, of Golden Valley, MN, and Michael Petrich, and partner, Mike, of Phoenix, AZ, and five grandchildren. Also surviving are one step sister, Mildred (Jack) Haseman, of Fulda, MN; two step brothers, Wesley (Lucille) Malenke, of Floyd, IA, and Virgil (Pat) Malenke, of New Palestine, IN; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Petrich, of Sibley, IA, and Dorothy Petrich, of Aurora, CO, and one brother-in-law, Duane (Doris) Petrich, of Marshall, MN. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karole Jene; her father, Lloyd Horkey; her mother, Jennie Malenke, and step father, Emil Malenke. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Robert Schulze officiating. Casket bearers will be Kevin Petrich, Glen Petrich, Mark Petrich, Dave Nerem, Robbie Wolter, and Al Luing. Honorary bearers will be Larry Duncan, Lee Meyer, LeRoy Merkel, Ron Markman, Loren Goettsch, and Dennis Petrich. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota, and on Saturday, April 29, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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