Catherine Petrie

Catherine J. Petrie, 92, of Calvary Station passed away peacefully Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mount Calvary.

She was born Oct. 26, 1927 to Leo Sr. and Luvina (Kramer) Goebel. Catherine attended grade school at St. Michael Catholic School in Dotyville and graduated from St. Mary Springs Academy in 1945. On Aug. 8, 1951 she married Walter R. Petrie at St. Michael Catholic Church in Dotyville; he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2017.

Prior to her marriage to Walter, she worked at JC Penney in Fond du Lac. Walter and Catherine farmed in the town of Marshfield near Calvary Station where together they raised their family.

Catherine was a member of St. Isidore Parish-Holy Cross Church in Mount Calvary, the Christian Mothers Society, and the Calvary Homemakers. For many years she helped with the Red Cross blood drive in Mount Calvary.

Survivors include her five children, Ann (Jim) Nelson of Fond du Lac, Betty (Larry) Haack of Cross Plains, Mary (Al) Meyer of Fond du Lac, Joan (Greg) Nisler of New Holstein, and John (Beth) Petrie of Calvary Station; her grandchildren, Kevin (Lori) Haack, Brad (Janet) Haack, Jenny (Kurt) Wenger, Katie (Ken) Waddell; Megan Meyer, Jake Meyer; Adam (Jenny) Nisler, Benjamin Nisler, Sarah (Dan) Schaefer, Samuel Nisler (fiancée, Katelyn) and Joshua (Joslyn) Nisler; Kollin (Catherine) Petrie, Josie (Dustin) Birschbach, and Mitchell Petrie (fiancée, Jennifer); a step-grandchild, Ryan (Jenny) Meyer; her great-grandchildren, Leighton Haack, Chloe and Colton Haack, Kate Wenger, Leo Waddell; Kaden, Logan, and Emmett Nisler, Roman and Conan Schaefer; Rosemary and Dorothy Petrie, Lily and Axell Birschbach; step-great-grandchildren Cassie Chiarello, Cody McMillan, and Sean and Olivia Meyer; her sister, Mary Wirth; her brother, Leo Jr. (Frieda) Goebel; her brothers-in-law, Bill (Sue) Kleinmann and Raymond DeBoth; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Giebel and Sister Marie Rose Petrie. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Walter R. Petrie; her parents, Leo Sr. and Luvina Goebel; her sister, Luvina Kleinmann; her brother-in-law, Lloyd Wirth; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Urban and Mary Petrie; her brothers-in-law, Fr. Fulgence Petrie and Donald Giebel; and her sisters-in-law, Loretta DeBoth, Florence, and Rose Mary Petrie.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Isidore Parish-Holy Cross Church in Mount Calvary. The Rev. Gary Wegner, OFM Cap, will officiate. Catherine will be laid to rest next to her husband, Walter, in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.

Family and friends may greet the family at Sippel Funeral Home, 1311 Thorp St., St. Cloud on Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.

A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.

For additional information please contact Sippel Funeral Home in St. Cloud at (920) 999-2291 or visit

Catherine’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Villa Loretto Nursing Home, Dr. Strong and his staff, Sister Jenada, Sister Stephen, Fr. Gary Wegner, Fr. Oliver Bambenek, and Fr. Larry Abler for their care, prayers, and support given to her and our family.

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