Donald R. Petry, 58, St. Anthony

PetryDonald R. Petry, 58, of St. Anthony, died Wednesday (October 16) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg March 14, 1955, to Edward and Irene (Patton) Petry.

Donald worked for Kimball Office Furniture on 15th Street. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, birdwatching, and cooking.

Surviving are his mother, Irene Petry, St. Anthony; his companion of 19 years,
Diana Uppencamp, St. Anthony; two daughters, Carrie Holmes and husband Daniel, Huntingburg, and Elizabeth Petry, Killeen, Texas; two sons, Denny Pauckner, Dale, and Brandon Petry, Marlin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Brown and husband John, Otwell, and Linda Martindale, Jasper; five brothers, Michael Petry and wife Daria, St. Anthony, Edward Petry and wife Darlinda, Winslow, David Petry and wife Tonya “Lynn”, Birdseye; Bill Petry, St. Anthony, and Keith Petry and wife Tammy, Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Petry, and one granddaughter, Anna Pauckner.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony, with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday morning at the prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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