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Robert W. Petre



LA SALLE — Robert W. Petre, 67, of La Salle, passed away Wednesday, April 18, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Grace Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., two hours prior to services Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, 601 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa. He will be buried at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.

Robert was born Oct. 2, 1950, in Ottawa, to Gilbert and Patricia (Engel) Petre. He graduated from Marquette High School.

He retired from North Central Behavioral Health Systems in Ottawa. He absolutely loved the New York Yankees.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer Petre, of Chicago, Jacob (Tasha Ray) Petre, of Machesney Park, and Michael (Nube) Petre, of Los Angeles; his stepdaughter, Mandy Moisant, of La Salle; four grandchildren, Caleb Petre, Olivia Petre, Jude Petre and Kai Petre; two stepgrandchildren, Nicholas Sheldon and Breanna Sheldon; three siblings, Catherine (Ed) Goetsch, Gilbert (Debra) Petre and Donald (Anne) Petre; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Roberta Petre; and his siblings, Orwin Petre, Larry Petre, Patrick Michael Petre and Mary Lowden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his family.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory

1111 La Salle St., Ottawa, IL 61350


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