OBIT: Dorothy Marie Smolik Petru
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DOROTHY MARIE PETRUHALLETTSVILLE - Dorothy Marie Petru, 81, of Hallettsville, died Oct. 6, 2008.She was born on March 21, 1927, in Worthing, to Jim J. and Adolfina Urbish Smolik. She married Rudolph "Rudie" Petru on May 9, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville. She was also a member of KJZT and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Dorothy is survived by: her husband, Rudie; three sons, Patrick Petru of Victoria, Anthony Petru of Hallettsville, and Mark Petru and wife Lori of Yoakum; seven daughters, Donna Petru of Warner Robins, Ga., Delores Rivera and husband Ricky of Katy, Joyce Hanzel and husband Kenneth of Moulton, Jeanette Boedeker and husband David of Shiner, Grace Kloppenburg and husband Robert of Hallettsville, Elrose Ehler and husband Harvey of Hallettsville, and Bridget Pecikonis and husband Scott of Fort Worth; sister, Cecilia Bujnoch of Hallettsville; 13 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
Dorothy was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Jimmie V. Smolik; and sister, Margaret Filip.
A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. today, Oct. 8, 2008, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville, the Rev. John Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kevin Boedeker, Kyle Boedeker, Kody Boedeker, James Petru, Thomas Barnes, and Baron Hanzel.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 10/8/2008