STRATFORD/WAUNAKEE-Gary Allen Petrick, age 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family. He was born in Fenwood, WI. In 1966, he moved to Madison where he met his wife, Carol and moved to Waunakee where he raised his four children. In 2007, he retired and moved to Stratford. Gary worked at Terra Engineering for 36 years as a low boy driver. He also spent his days driving semis coast to coast for the adventure. In his younger years, Gary was passionate about driving hobby stock racecars which led to his favorite hobby of watching or attending Nascar races. He also loved spending his time entertaining his family and friends.
Gary e is survived by his wife, Carol (Bunnell) Petrick; his sister, Nancy (Kenny) Ellenbecker; half-sisters, Patty (Mike) Sauk and Gene Loftgren; half-brother, Terry (Laurie) Petrick; his son, Gary (Nancy) Petrick; daughter, Connie Esser; son, Jeremy (Dana) Petrick; son-in-law, Mark Maly; all of his grandchildren, Krissy, Brett, Raina, Riley, Ashlyn, Jenna and Kensie; and so many more dear friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shannon Maly; mother, Geri Dorfschmidt; father, Harvey Petrick; and brothers, Roger Petrick and Jon Petrick.
A visitation will be held at the Winn-Cress Funeral home, 5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee, on Friday, August 11th, 2017 from 5:00-8:00PM.
Gary was such a fun-loving man; and he sure loved to shoot the bull and have fun!
We would like to give a special thanks to all of the nurses and doctors at the UW hospital that took care of Gary.
Winn-Cress Funeral Home
5785 Hwy Q
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Sincere sorrow for your loss of Gary, but words cannot bring him back.
At dads cabin
Dear Carol and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I have so many fond memories of the Petrick family over the past 45 years. Gary and Carol welcomed so many friends into their home offering a meal no matter what the occasion. Their hospitality welcomed friends like part of the family. Gary was always willing to help anybody that needed it. I remember a snow storm back in the 70's that kept me from driving to work. Gary gladly drove through the winter storm to get me there on time. Gary helped me with major landscaping that saved me thousands of dollars. The list goes on and on with memories that will last my life time long. God Bless you all, Chris Ascher
Dear Carol and Family, Please accept my condolences in Gary's passing. I worked with Gary for nearly 24 years and he was always a gentleman and very respectful to me in the office. His great humor will always be remembered. God speed, Friend!
Amy Lou Onshus
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Petrick Family. I worked with your dad and father for 30 plus years and always appreciated the hard work that he gave me. I could always count on him to do the impossible! Job well done! Rest in Peace my friend you deserve it. John Karsten (Co-worker)
I'm so sorry for your loss Carol you might not remember me but I worked with you and Dawn at the Wisc. Cheeseman I was Michelle Raethers good friend Lots of hugs being sent your way
I remember Gary as a fun loving man and glad to say he was a friend
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