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St. Thomas Church, Corcoran, MN
September 18, 2010
11:00 AM

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Lawrence E. Pettit, age 81, of Miles City, MT, passed away at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City on September 5, 2010.

Lawrence was born on the family farm in Minnesota to Francis and Esther (Stubbs) Pettit. He graduated from Mound (MN) High School. He was a member of the only Mound wrestling team to win the State Wrestling Championship in 1947. Afterward, the school was renamed Mound/Westonka. The same wrestling team got together on a regular basis once a year after high school with the last meeting being held only a week ago. He played baseball and 3rd baseman for the Loretto Baseball team.

He married and raised his family on the farm. He worked on the family farm in Minnesota until he sold it and moved to Miles City, MT. He bought his farm on Tongue River Road, where he made his home. He had a true love for Montana and the West.

Lawrence is survived by his one son: Chad Pettit (Mary), and six daughters: Julie Ann Sobon (Gary); JoEllen Otten (Steve); Laure Jorges (deceased) (Rodger); Mary Sue Boerger (Bruce); Lisa Morrish (Rupert); and Amy Pettit (Bill); two sisters: Shirley Harff and Phyllis Meister. He is survived by 13 grandchildren: Steven Sobon, James and Gretchen Ingebredsten, Kate and Tracey Jorges, Collen and Angie Weisbrich, Gareth and Fiona Morrish, Jamie Friedenburg, Dan and Brian Pettit, Erik Wiitala.

A visitation will be held Friday, September 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Corcoran, MN.

Interment will be held at St. Jeanne de Chantel Cemetery in Corcoran with a luncheon to follow.

A time of remembrance will also be held Monday, September 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, MT.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN, and Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City are proud to have served the family.

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