Born On: December 09, 1931

Passed On: February 11, 2019

Francis Lee “Fran” Petrie


Francis Lee Petrie, “Fran” was born in Muskegon, on December 9, 1931 to the late Flint and Margaret (Keller) Petrie and passed away on February 11, 2019 at the age of 87.  Francis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judith “Judy” R. Petrie; children, Shelly (Thomas) Burr, Tammy Menke, David (Julia) Petrie; grandchildren, Curtis (Shanda), Amanda (Kirk), Miranda, Nathalie, Niklas; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry Petrie; sisters, Sue Hunt and Marge Beekman; brother-in-law, Erwin Kniat.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Babe Kniat and Dotty Driver.  Fran was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart.  He was retired from Muskegon Piston Ring and a member of the DAV.  Fran was a member of Twin Lake United Methodist Church, 5940 Main Street in Twin Lake, where a Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bill Dye officiating.  Visitation will be held also at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Harbor Hospice Foundation or Twin Lake United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Twin Lake Cemetery at a later date.



Visitation Information

Twin Lake United Methodist Church
5940 Main Street, Twin Lake, Michigan 49457

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebration of Life Gathering Information

Twin Lake United Methodist Church
5940 Main Street, Twin Lake, Michigan 49457

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

8 thoughts on “Francis Lee “Fran” Petrie

  1. Kristen Walker

    What can I say other then we lost another great here on earth and Heaven gained another one. Uncle Fran was so kind and sweet. Thoughtful and loving. One thing I always admired about him is, just like grandma and aunt Dot he loved his whole family with everything he had. He was a wonderful example to generations of us girls of what to look for in a husband. We as a family are so blessed to have so many examples of what it looks like to love with all of our hearts. Aunt Judy my heart breaks for you along with Shelly, Tammy, Lee David and family. Rip uncle Fran!
    Kristen and Robert Walker and kids

  2. Julie Beekman

    Aunt Judy and family, I’m so very sorry to hear about Uncle Fran. The love and laughter your family always has, will forever reside in my heart.
    I’m grateful for Uncle Fran’s demeanor, as it was very much like my Dad’s; warm and kind. I have so many fond memories of him and I’m heartbroken for us all.
    Much love to all of you, Julie

  3. Lori Rogers

    Mrs. Petrie,
    Sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.


    Lori Benedict Rogers
    Vicki Benedict Torres
    Judy Benedict

  4. Beverly Driver Moore

    Uncle Fran will forever be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers goes out to Aunt Judy and the rest of the family.

  5. Paula Johnson

    Frannie you will be missed so much. We shared so many good times together! Cards, puzzles, great food made by your wonderful wife. You were certainly lucky in love! The devotion you two shared towards each other was a very rare and special thing! You were such a fighter and loved life, now you are with the Lord, and you already know things we can only dream about! Enjoy Fran, we carry you in our hearts and minds always, until we meet again

    Love Ron and Paula

  6. Pamala Macy

    We are heart broken to hear of the passing of Uncle Fran. Wish we were able to come to Michigan to be with the family. You all will be in our prayers.
    Love you Aunt Judy. Hugs to you all!


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