Our brother and fellow priest, Father Lawrence Anthony Pettke, passed from this life on November 9, 2019 at the age of 74.
Father Pettke was born July 28, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, and was ordained a priest on January 17, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan.
Father Pettke served as Pastor of St. Louis Parish, Clinton Township and St. Bede Parish, Southfield. He also served as Administrator of St. Valerie of Ravenna Parish, Clinton Township; and as Parochial Vicar of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Harper Woods; St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Melvindale; and St. Michael Parish, Monroe.
Visitation for Father Pettke will take place at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker Blvd. (at Harper Ave.), Clinton Township, Michigan 48036 on Thursday, November 14 from 2 – 8 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Father Pettke will lie in repose on Friday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. The family will have a private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Father Pettke was predeceased by his parents, August and Jessie Pettke. He is survived by many loving cousins, including Sr. Beverly Pettke, O.S.M.
Kindly pray for the repose of the soul of Father Pettke.