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Kent Petrie

1947-2021

US ARMY VETERAN Kent Richard. Petrie, age 74, af Callage drove,, passed sway peacefully on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Kent was bom on the 2nd of liilyr 1947 to Jean [nee Shannon) and Kenneth Petrie at St Joe’s Hospilal in St. Paul. Survived by tiis Loving wife of 51 years.

Mary. Children Chad (Sara), Andrea {Jamie} Olson and grandchildren; Lauren, Peter, Henry, Macy and Cary s.

r]so, his siblings; Susan [Jcii'd.), Nancy (Billy, Janice (Rabbi, David iKathy) and Bruce (Jan) aJong with many nieces, nephews, and zousins. Kent grew up in South St. PauL and graduated with the class of '65. After high school he attended SFTV1 {'67] where lie became a printer. Kent and several friends then voluntarily enlisted in the U_5. Army where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam as a member oi the 4th Fsyops Group of the US Army (2/68-12/69).

Kent was able to utilize his punting skills with the Fsyops Group while earning the National Odense Service Medal, Vietnam Servicc Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Good Conduct MedaL. Upon his return from overseas he and Mary were mamed. Kent toot advantage of the G.L Bill and enrolled at U.W-River Falls.

He graduated wiih a teaching degree in elementary education and taught 5/6 grade for 31 years in South Washington County District 833.

He was a volunteer, being active as a Legionnaire, a Lion, a Mason and a member of the VFW. Probably his most rewarding time during his retirement was bring a member of the Memorial Rifle Squad {Tucfl} at the national cemetery at Fort Snellsngfor 17 years. Memorial visitation 3-5 PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 BCMh St. S.

F Cottage Grove, MN, 55QU6. Celebration of Life immediately Idl lowing {6 PM) at the American Legion Post 328 BroadwavAve.,, St. Paul Fait, MN, 55071.

Private family interment at Fort Snelllng National Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials preferred to the Memorial Rifle Squad (Ft.

Snelling) at http://www.memoriaLriflesquad- org-'donate. Arrangements wiih Kat Funeral Home www.lkokfuneralhome. com 651 -459- 2483

August 25, 2021