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Anthony Petrovich

November 11, 1932 — May 25, 2015

Anthony "Tony" Petrovich, 82, of Alpha, IL, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Genesis in Silvis, IL. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's Catholic Church in Woodhull. Burial is in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. John's Catholic Church, Tri-County Ambulance or Hook and Bullet Conservation Club. Online condolences can be made at

He was born November 11, 1932 in Dunfermline, IL to Samuel and Mary Cebuhar Petrovich. He graduated from AlWood High School in 1950. On July 15, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delores J. Elgstrand in Galesburg, IL. She died September 15, 2008.

Tony owned and operated Tony's Plumbing and Heating in Alpha since 1957.

He was a member and former trustee of St. John's Catholic Church in Woodhull and the Hook and Bullet Conservation Club.

Tony enjoyed working, fishing and being with his family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Paule and Kevin Anderson of Ophiem, IL; Vicky and Mark Johnson of New Windsor, IL; 4 grandchildren and their families, Hilary Anderson and her two children, Otto and Ada of Ophiem, IL; Ella Johnson and Gerry Noce of Toronto Ontario, Canada; Nathan Anderson and Lacey Rosenberry of Ophiem; Ari and Matt Anderson and their son, River Anthony of Clinton, Iowa; two loving sisters, Margaret Wood of Bettendorf, Iowa; Mary Leist of Mesa, AZ; several nieces and nephews and fishing buddies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, Sam and half-brothers, Phillip, John and Andy Sikardi.

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Visitation Details

Friday, May 29th, 2015, 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois

Service Details

Saturday, May 30th, 2015, 10:00am, St John's Catholic Church

Interment Details

St. John's Catholic Cemetery (Woodhull)

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