Donald Petty, 83

Donald E. Petty, 83, Omaha, passed away Dec. 2, 2023.
Donald Petty was born May 13, 1940, in Red Oak, to Milo and Lois (Govig) Petty. He was raised on a farm near Elliott.
After graduating from Elliott High School in 1958, he moved to Omaha, Neb., where he met the love of his life, Connie Coenen, while he was working for Sutherland Lumber. They married on April 20, 1963, and
to this union three sons were born, Michael, Kurt, and Jason.
His work took the family to Rockford, Ill.; Madison, Wis.; and Kansas City before returning to Omaha in 1985. After a small variety of jobs, he owned and operated his own company for the last 20 years, Omaha Gutter & Siding.
He loved spending time with his 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, particularly their sporting events and any family gathering. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and watching sports.
Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Connie; son, Michael Petty; and parents, Milo and Lois Petty.
He is survived by his sons, Kurt (Melanie) Petty and Jason (Cheryl) Petty; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Becky) Petty; sister, Linda (Dan) Williams; his extended family and many good
Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with interment in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities of Omaha.

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