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Paul A. Pettit, 79

Paul Addison Pettit, age 79, of Bakersfield, CA, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.

Paul was born July 11, 1936, in Cokato, and confirmed in his Christian faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church April 9, 1954.

He was a graduate of Howard Lake High School, class of 1955.

Paul married his high school sweetheart, Janice C. Pettit (Main), and they recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. and Ollie G. (Bogart) Pettit; a brother, Russ E. Pettit; and a son, Gregory Allen Pettit.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; children Paulette (Gary) Eagan, Mark (Sheila) Pettit, Krista (Jeff Marcellus) Johnson, Theresa (Curt Geschwill) Barr, and Colleen Hensley; grandchildren: Gary (Amanda) Eagan, Becky Eagan, Mike (Rhonda) Johnson, Bryon Johnson, Tyler Marcellus, Angela (Armando) Apodaca, Mark Pettit, David (Alexandra) Pettit, Brittney Hensley and Ian Hensley; and great-grandchildren, Josey Eagan, Joey Eagan, Mia Lopez, Zelda Apodaca, Alex Pettit, Kaylyn Pettit, Austin Johnson, Briana Johnson, Adam Johnson, Blake Bailey and Shawn Bailey.

Paul is further survived by a brother, Les (Kathy) Pettit; his mother-in-law, Beatrice Main; brothers-in-law, Gene (Glee) Main, Thomas Main, and Gerald (Connie) Main; his aunt, Juanita Anderson; and many wonderful friends.

A memorial service took place Thursday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home in California.

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