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Muriel Petri

November 4, 1927 — August 16, 2020


Muriel Ione Petri, 92, of Wausau, passed away on August 16, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Muriel was born November 4, 1927 to the late Cecil Claire and Mildred (Coulthurst) Narron. She married Louis E. Petri on August 5, 1948 in Wausau. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s degree in education and was employed as a teacher in the Wausau area.

She was an avid reader who loved to crochet. She also had a very strong faith. She will be especially missed by her shih tzu, Bella.

She is survived by her children, Jon (Joyce) Petri, and CeCile (Conrad) Sanborn; 12 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; and sister, Wanda Gene Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Petri; daughters, LuCinda Warnke and Trudy Gibbs; sisters, Dawn and Clair; son-in-law, Robert Warnke; grandson, Ean Gibbs; and great-grandson, Jared Symmank.

Private services are being held by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Petri Family, c/o Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403.  Online condolences may be shared at

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