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Idella M. Petri

Idella (Mutcher) Petri died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 4, 2019, in Grand Forks, ND, at the age of 87.

Idella was born on May 16, 1931, at the family farm near Dresden, ND, to Reinhold and Ida Mutcher. She married Leo Petri on May 25, 1949, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Dresden. They settled on his family homestead near Nekoma where they raised their three children. She worked along-side her husband planting and harvesting crops until they retired in 1980. She enjoyed mowing grass, gardening, sewing, quilting, playing cards, and working on jigsaw puzzles. Idella was a member of the Nekoma Lutheran Church, a WELCA member and Sunday school teacher. She moved into the Osnabrock Community Living Center in 2016.

Idella is survived by her children: Charles (Dolores) Petri of Sidney, NE, Eileen (David) Moen of Nekoma, ND, David “Kid” Petri of Nekoma, ND; grandchildren: Nikki (Jacob), Amanda, Josh (Mary), Cati (Cody), Brandee, Christopher; great-grandchild Zoe; and siblings: Raymond (Kathy) Mutcher, Myrtle (Robert) Jennings, Norma Ophaug, Grace Kaercher, Gorden (Jeri) Mutcher, Joyce Poss and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leo; siblings: Ilene Mutcher, Eugene Mutcher, Doris Balsdon; sister-in-law Connie Mutcher; and brothers-in-law: Darrell Ophaug, James Balsdon, and Gordon Poss.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Nekoma Lutheran Church in Nekoma with visitation beginning at Noon. Burial will be in the spring at Nekoma Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will start at Noon. Burial will be in the spring at Nekoma Lutheran Cemetery, rural Nekoma.

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 09, 2019
1:00 PM

Nekoma Lutheran Church
302 Dakota St.
Nekoma, ND 58355

Visitation will start at Noon. Burial will be in the spring at Nekoma Lutheran Cemetery, rural Nekoma.

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Our Sympathy & Prayers in the loss of your Mom & Sister.

Garnett & Beverly Kaercher Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Idella's passing. I have so many good memories of her from when I served the church there. She was always so ready to help.

Rev Donna Monteith Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your lose she well be missed very much sweet lady I'm glad I got to know her

Brandi Bryan Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

She was an amazing lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mevin (Dick) and Edith Boermam Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

With Sincere Sympathy. From Brandon Crews; Great Aunt, Brenda Coker, Tarboro NC

Brenda Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed visiting with Idella. She and Myrtle are so much alike. I know they both enjoyed farming life styles. We send our sympathy and may she rest in peace.

Joann and John Lawrence Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM