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Elmer Wesley Petri

December 23, 1941 — December 31, 2020

CARBONDALE – Elmer Wesley Petri Jr.79, passed away early Thursday morning, December 31, 2020 after a long illness with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. .



Elmer was born on December 23, 1941 in Chicago to Elmer Petri Sr. and Svea (Ekegren) Petri. Elmer was a meat cutter in Chicago and later in Carbondale at Wal-Mart.



He met his wife, Janice in a grocery store in Chicago, and they had 46 wonderful years together.



He loved to garden, fish, and read his bible.



Elmer is survived by his wife Janice; stepsons, Bob, Don and Victor; son Richard, wife Sherry from Chicago. He is also survived by two daughters of Chicago; thirteen grandchildren; and sister, Lois from Michigan. His grandson Franklin, who lived with them, also helped care for Elmer.



He was preceded in death by his parents.





A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Due to COVID restrictions facemasks and social distancing are required.



Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Elmer visit www.meredithfh.com.

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