Letter: A thank you from Carrie Petrie’s family

By on February 28, 2014

Words cannot express my appreciation of the many friends and family who have remembered us these past weeks. God came to take my beloved mother, Carrie Petrie, on Jan. 9. Her pain is gone. What comfort her many friends have given us these past days. Your love has helped us beyond words.

Our humble “thank you” seems so inadequate, but it comes from the bottom of our heart. Thank you to Pastor Michael Small from UCC in Hackensack, Minn.; to the wonderful eulogy from Jim Schnaitman and Mary Coffey representing the American Legion family; Carl Diesel for the beautiful solo of mom’s favorite songs. Many thanks for the Elburn American Legion No. 630 and Elburn American Legion Auxiliary No. 630 for attending and helping, and for the dinner they served. And thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the life of a woman who loved you all.

My family was so warmed to see such a large crowd to celebrate her humble life. Love to you all.

Steve, Cara and Abby Bartel