OBITUARY

Wilbur Marcus Petitjean

November 9, 1942January 28, 2021
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Wilbur Marcus Petitjean age 78, of Versailles passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at his home.

Wilbur was born November 9, 1942, in Versailles to the late Joseph A. & Lucy G. (Barga) Petitjean. In addition to his parents, Wilbur was also preceded in death by infant son, Joseph Raymond Petitjean; and brothers, Delbert, Joseph L. and Adrian F. Petitjean.

Wilbur is survived by his wife of 43 years, Caroline M. (Mills) Petitjean whom he married May 2, 1977; sons & daughters-in-law, Jacob Petitjean & Megan Coffman of Wapakoneta, John & Sarah Petitjean of Versailles, Shawn & Heather Petitjean of Versailles and Shannon & Shannon Petitjean of Versailles; grandchildren, Kaleb, JJ, Ashley, Abby, Dale, Jarrod, Kyle, Christopher, Faithlynn and Charlotte Petitjean; brother & sister-in-law, Charlie & Pam Petitjean of Versailles; brothers-in-law, Jim Mills of Hollansburg, Ron Mills of Hollansburg and Thomas Cline of Union City, Indiana; sister-in-law, Patricia Petitjean of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wilbur graduated from Versailles High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964 following High School. Wilbur farmed and retired from Edwin F. Nickol Monuments in Versailles with over 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Knights of Columbus Council #1756 of Versailles; Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Versailles American Legion. Wilbur was a loving, caring, hardworking man willing to help anyone in need. He loved vacationing at St. Pete Beach, Florida and in the Caribbean with his wife. Wilbur was an avid Tigerball sports fan and longtime Versailles Athletic Booster supporter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 1, 2021, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Full military honors will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 31, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 1, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 1, 2021

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Tom & Lucy Hole

February 7, 2021

Carolyn and the entire Petitjean family, we want you to know how saddened we are to learn of Wilbur's passing. He was a great and kind hearted man who will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Tom and Lucy Hole

February 4, 2021

Carolyn and Family, we want to express our deepest sympathy. Wilbur was always such a pleasant and kind hearted man. He will be missed by so many. Hugs and prayers.

Diana Kelly Stevenson

February 1, 2021

Caroline, I was saddened to hear that Wilbur had passed. He always had a smile on his face & was happy. I know Aunt Mary thought the world of him. May u feel surrounded by God’s peace, strength & love. 💕 Diana

Scot Meier

February 1, 2021

Sorry for your loss he will be missed

Dave and Amy Brewer

January 30, 2021

So sorry to hear about Wilbur sympathy to the family

Judy Phlipot

January 29, 2021

Remembering Wilber as a kind, gentle classmate with a ready smile.
Deepest sympathy to his wife & family.
Judy Frantz Phlipot

Doris Aultman

January 29, 2021

Sorry to hear about Wilber. Will be thinking of you during this sad time.
Larry and Doris Aultman

Pam Heffner

January 29, 2021

Prayers for strength through this time!
When I think of Wilbur, I always see his smile! Always so sweet and caring!
Heaven is gaining another wonderful, special man!
Blessed to know him!
Sympathy to his entire family!
💖 Pam Heffner
Dee Dee's daughter!💖

Pat and Jerry Steinlage

January 28, 2021

Carolyn and family: So sorry to hear of Wilbur's passing. Such a wonderful man. We won't be coming to services because of the virus, but we will be praying for all. Pat and Jerry Steinlage

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