Charles T. “Charlie” Petr, age 64, of Gladstone passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at home with his nephew, Jon Creten, at his side. He courageously fought a four year battle with cancer.
Charlie was born on June 26, 1954 in Escanaba. He was raised in Gladstone, the son of Anna and Tomas Petr and graduated from Gladstone High School. Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served four years, receiving an honorable discharge.
Charlie lived most of his life in Phoenix, Arizona where he raised his family and worked as a construction supervisor. He moved back to Gladstone after learning he had cancer.
Charlie leaves behind three beautiful daughters and two grandchildren, all of Phoenix: Courtney Petr, Samantha Petr and children, Sawyer and Olivia and Hayley Petr; sisters, Jane (Don) Creten of Round Lake, Sylvia Petr of Monroe, MI; five brothers, Peter (Vicky) Petr of Miramar, FL, Steven (Lynne) Petr of Oshkosh, WI, John (Dorrie) Petr of Gladstone, Jim (Vika) Petr of River Hills, WI and Paul Petr of Grand Rapids, MI. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Angela Petr.
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Kipling Bar.
The Petr family would like to thank Delta County Central Dispatch, Gladstone Public Safety, Michigan State Police and the EMT’s for their quick and kind response.
The family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.