Priscilla Jane Petrie

Born: Sat., Nov. 16, 1935
Died: Thu., May 21, 2020


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   Jane, or Mama Jane, as she was best known passed away on Thursday May 21, 2020 with family by her side.
   A Private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Mankato, with Fr. Tim Reker, Celebrant. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato handling arrangements.
   Born November 16, 1935 in rural Mankato to Loretta (Lang) and Charles Mullin, she lived in Mankato her entire life.
   Jane was married to Arthur Petrie in 1957 and together they had six children. Art and Jane divorced in 1998 and remain friends today. Jane raised all six kids with unwavering love and support, encouraging each to find their own path and reach for their dreams.  She was the best Mom and we are grateful for her unconditional love.
   She spent many hours volunteering at Roosevelt School, working  in the gift shop at ISJ hospital and at MRCI Thrift Store, delivering meals on wheels, serving as a board member at the YWCA, President of Good Counsel Mother club, Cookie Mom for Girl Scouts, and fostering many  infants from birth to adoption for Catholic Charities. Jane was given the WCCO Good Neighbor recognition in 2004 for her volunteer efforts.  Jane was a longtime member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church where she helped with funeral lunches and through the church, volunteered at Hillcrest Nursing Home for bingo and holiday parties.
   One of her dreams, once the kids were out of the house, was to open a shoe store. She realized this dream when she opened Priscilla’s in the Mankato Mall. It was a fun adventure, shared with her sister Gloria, and her friend Dixie.
   She was a lifelong giver of her time and love, and especially enjoyed making hand sewn Mama Jane baby blankets, going to auctions, antiquing, bingo, and coffee time with her friends.
   Mama Jane loved being a Grandma most of all and enjoyed a special relationship with each of her thirteen grandchildren.
   Jane was predeceased by her parents; brother, Richard Mullin; sister, Barbara Herbers and her husband Martin; brother-in-law, Wayne (Lefty) Haefner; nephew, Mike Haefner; niece, Andrea Haefner; son-in-law, Cass Michaletz;  longtime friends, Betty Butzer, Dixie Ortley, and Giny Johnson.
   Jane is survived by her former husband Arthur, Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Kathie Petrie (Mark Bowden) Sioux City, IA, Susan Michaletz, Minnetonka, MN, Cindy Sherman (Boone) Ramsey, MN, Paula Baker (Charlie) Wayzata, MN; sons, Arthur Petrie III (Shelley Neiman) Las Vegas, NV, Mitchell Petrie (Kristin) Plymouth, MN; former son-in-law, Denny Smith, Omaha, NE .
   Grandchildren in birth order, Paula Wilson (Brett) Omaha, NE, Emma Lane (David) Overland Park, KS, Amy Michaletz, Minneapolis, MN, Anna Michaletz (Marcus Armstrong) Shakopee, MN, Lizzie Petrie-Smith, Rochester, MN, Dan Sherman, Minnetonka, MN, Joe Sherman, Madison, WI, Alice Baker, Nashville, TN, Braden Petrie, Las Vegas, NV, Theo Petrie, Grand Forks, ND, Grace Petrie, Colorado Springs, CO, Aaron and Will Petrie, Plymouth, MN.
   Great grandchildren, Haley and Burke Wilson, and Josephine Lane.
   Also survived by sisters, Gloria Haefner, and Pat Ashley (Bill); brother, Grover Mullin (Donna); Special friends, Dian Page, Pat Coyle and Mary Braam; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
   We would like to give a special thank you to Mary Curtis, whose loving care allowed Mom to stay independent a bit longer, to Oak Terrace staff and administration for taking such good care of Mom and allowing us to be with her in her final days, and to Mayo Hospice, especially Tracy Day, for your care and guidance.
   Our Mom, Mama Jane, was a bright light that touched many lives. We love her and will cherish our memories always. Be kind to each other and do a good deed for someone when they least expect it.
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Mayo Hospice, or any charity of your choice.

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