Charles V.R. "Charlie" Petri, 81, of Carlinville, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 25, 2017 at his residence in Carlinville, IL.
Charlie was born on July 27, 1935 to George W. and Luetta (Kraus) Petri in Marissa, IL. He graduated from Belleville West Township High School with the class of 1953, where he was on the wrestling team. On March 9, 1957 he married Clara Quirin in Hernando, MS. She preceded him in death on February 5, 2012.
Charlie was an accountant for M.J.M. Electric Cooperative in Carlinville for 35 years, retiring as the office manager. He was a lifetime member of the Carlinville Moose Lodge 1216 and a founding member of the Carlinville Wrestling Club. He was also a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Charlie loved shooting pool, camping, traveling, boating, and bowling. He collected coins and toy tractors. Charlie loved showing his trike and truck at local car shows.
Charlie is survived by his son, Keith (Gail) Petri of Carlinville, IL; daughter, Karla (David) White of Carlinville, IL; daughter-in-law, Sherry Petri of Gillespie, IL; two granddaughters, Nichole Petri and Kaci Petri; grandson, Jacob (Jamie) Petri; sister, Ora Mae (Don) Veile of Freeburg, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara May Petri; and his son, Kevin Petri in 2006.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville, IL.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:00 pm, following the visitation at the Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville, with Rev. Dr. Glen Greenwood, officiating.
Burial will take place in the St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Smithton, Illinois at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to either the Carlinville Moose Lodge 1216 or the Carlinville Kids Wrestling Club.
Online condolences can be given at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com.