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Daniel John PETT
December 30, 1938 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Daniel John Pett, age 84 of Mukwonago passed away with family at his side on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Angels Grace Hospice. Dan was born on December 30, 1938 in North Prairie, WI to Reinhold and Margaret (Adaschek) Pett.
Daniel Pett lived a rich and wonderful life. He was born in his home on the Pett Family Farm in North Prairie, Wisconsin, almost 85 years ago. This is where he developed the strong morals and ethics of his generation – where he learned to love all things nature and developed his strong love of God.
Dan was a true patriot and demonstrated this by serving in the US Army for six years after high school graduation. After leaving the Army, he obtained his apprenticeship as a Tool and Die Maker through American Motors, where he worked for over 30 years. It was during his employment at American Motors where Dan formed many life-long friendships, including Tom and Pat Karbouski.
It was at this same time that Dan met the love of his life, Mary Ann, and then began a life-long adventure with her. From bachelor to step-father to Mary’s eight children, he became an incredible role model to all of them by leading through example – not only by displaying his strong work ethics, but living a truly Godly, humble life.
After Dan’s retirement, he and Mary traveled throughout much of the country, visiting nearly every state. They settled in Arkansas for a few years returning to Wisconsin to live out their final years with the family. His hobbies included gardening (no one could grow a rose like Dan), birding, and cooking for his “clan”! He made a wicked barbecue sauce. Beating his brothers and sisters at sheepshead made him ecstatic. Dan was a “man of few words”, but when the Packers or Brewers were in a slump he could be pretty vocal.
After Dan was diagnosed with cancer, it was his strong faith and spirituality that helped him through the last eight years of a very difficult time, including losing Mary Ann. His faith never waivered. In the simplest of terms, one would describe Dan as “just a very good man.”
Survivors include: children, Sylvia (Daniel) Young, Katherine (Ralph) Spano, Jack (Pamela) Fisher, Timothy Fisher, Susan (Randy) Domres and Ted (Teresa) Fisher; his siblings, David Pett, Elisabeth “Betty” Arndt, Gertrude “Trudy” Rupp; sister-in-law, Lenore Pett; son-in-law, Bruce Heck; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins are many…
Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife Mary Ann; his brothers, Walter, Robert, Norman and Martin; and children, Steven Fisher and Mary Lou Heck.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 11AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, East Troy. (www.youtube.com/@GoodShepherdEastTroy) "click on the live tab"
Those wishing to send a memorial in Dan’s honor can direct those to any charity the donor chooses or to the Warren and Donna Pett Memorial Foundation (make checks payable to NCF, memo line 4123608 and mail to 18650 W Corporate Dr., Suite 105, Brookfield, WI 53045 or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
For those wishing to share a memory or those wanting to just sign the on-line guest registry, please click the Share A Memory link below his photo. Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the family. 262-392-4251