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Richard C. "Dick" Petit
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Obituary for Richard C. "Dick" Petit

Richard C. "Dick" Petit, 75, of Crest Hill, IL, formerly of Bolingbrook, IL, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL. He was born November 2, 1942 in Chicago, IL.

Loving husband of the late Diana Lynn Petit (nee Malmquist), whom he married April 22, 1963 and who preceded him in death on December 12, 2010, beloved father of Carren Lynn (Michael) Huttner of St. Charles, IL and Robert Curtis Petit of Naperville, IL, adored grandfather of Jackson, Olivia, Maeve, Paige and Brooke, devoted son of the late Richard Petit and Betty Matthews, dear brother of Ed (Jean) Petit, Judy (Louis) Lomas, Bill Petit and Sue Holladay, son-in-law of Dolores (the late Dan) DeSantis and the late James Malmquist, fond uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Dick was a graduate of Proviso West High School. He was employed as a machine repairman for Electro-Motive Diesel in La Grange, IL for 45 years, retiring in December 2007. Dick was a proud member of United Automobile Workers Union. He enjoyed reading and watching TV.

Visitation Monday, February 26, 10:00-11:00 AM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A funeral service will follow Monday, 11:00 AM in the funeral home.

Interment: Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, IL, 60603, (312) 346-1805,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540





11:00 AM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Cemetery Details


Clarendon Hills Cemetery

6900 S Cass Ave
Darien, IL 60561

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420
Chicago , IL 60603

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