Carroll “Kaydo” M. Petry, 85, North Manchester, died at 6:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 20, 1931 in Pitsburg, Ohio to Wilmer A. and Edna Lucille (Brower) Petry.
He was a pastor at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren 1951-1953; Batavia Church of the Brethren, Illinois, 1955-1956; Wabash Church of the Brethren 1956-1963; Missionary in Nigeria Mission Field 1963-1969; Pastor at Eel River Church of the Brethren 1963-1969; Church Executive at South Central District Ministry 1971-1993. On Aug. 20, 1950, he married Margaret M. James. She died Dec. 8, 2014.
He is survived by son: Daniel Mark (Amy) Petry, Middlebury; daughters: Dianne Louise (Rich) Wion, North Manchester; and Darlene Kay (Doug) Miller, Dillsburg, Pa.; brothers: Ronald D. (Beverly) Petry, North Manchester; Larry W. (Alice) Petry, Akron, Ohio; sister: Miriam E. Bernhard, Sebring, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. One great-grandchild is deceased.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester. The family will receive friends following the service until 4 p.m. Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate. Burial in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Carroll “Kaydo” Petry, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, Charitable Assistance Fund, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.
McKee Mortuary is handling the arrangements.