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Donald Eugene Petkus, a native of Racine, Wisconsin and a longtime resident of Patterson, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at his home.

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion Post 242 in Patterson. In Donald's early years he worked as a diver, eventually working his way to supervisor and then a consultant.

Survivors include his son, Jeremy Michael Petkus of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Collin Petkus of Broussard and Damian Hobbs of Oregon; his sister, Jane Ohm and her husband Fritz; and his brothers, Peter Petkus and Richard Petkus and his wife Deborah.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, DeaLynn Elizabeth Clark Petkus; two infant children; his parents, and an infant brother and sister.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, March 18, 2016, at Ibert's Mortuary in Patterson from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Ibert's. Monsignor J. Douglas Courville, JCL will conduct the service.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.