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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Traci Hensiek
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Kathie, I am so very sorry for your loss of your beloved Mama Jane. I will keep her and all her family and friends in my prayers. My love and condolences, Traci

Louise Blissenbach Stemp
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
My sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Kathy, Susie and family! Your Mom was exemplary in her enthusiasm and love of life! May her spirit continue to live within each one of you! May she enjoy the best of life living in Jesus loving presence. Peace to your hearts always.

Debbie Walden
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Grandma Jane....Oh how I will miss you. Your Mom was a treasure to me. She was so giving and loving when ever we talked or had a visit. She loved all of you and was always so eager to share what everyone was up to. My heart goes out to each of you in your great loss. I will cherish the time we shared and will pray for her as she was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven~Love and prayers to you all!

Jerry and Tonya Klamer
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Keeping your family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May all of your wonderful memories together bring you comfort and May the peace of Lord be with you always.

David Ortley
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
My sympathy to Jane's entire family. My mother Dixie counted Jane among her closest life-long friends. The two of them shared many adventures and memories throughout their long and productive lives. Jane had such a keen mind and a gentle and kind way about her. No doubt the two of them will watch over those of us who called them Mom!

Elissa Sargent
   Posted Sat May 30, 2020
To all the Petrie’s and other family and friends who knew and loved Mama Jane. I am thinking about all of you and am so sad to hear this news. I never met her but I know many of you and the loss of such a matriarch can be devastating. She sounds like one very special woman. My love to all of you. Elissa Sargent

Jane Butzer coatta
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
Hoping that Betty and Jane are playing a mean hand of bridge! Jane was a great friend of our mom’s and we are humbled that you included her in your mom’s tribute! Thinking of you all! The Butzer’s


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