Monday, February 1, 2021

Wilbur Marcus Petitjean (January 28, 2021)

Wilbur Marcus Petitjean age 78, of Versailles passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at his home.

Wilbur was born November 9, 1942, in Versailles to the late Joseph A. & Lucy G. (Barga) Petitjean. In addition to his parents, Wilbur was also preceded in death by infant son, Joseph Raymond Petitjean; and brothers, Delbert, Joseph L. and Adrian F. Petitjean.

Wilbur is survived by his wife of 43 years, Caroline M. (Mills) Petitjean whom he married May 2, 1977; sons & daughters-in-law, Jacob Petitjean & Megan Coffman of Wapakoneta, John & Sarah Petitjean of Versailles, Shawn & Heather Petitjean of Versailles and Shannon & Shannon Petitjean of Versailles; grandchildren, Kaleb, JJ, Ashley, Abby, Dale, Jarrod, Kyle, Christopher, Faithlynn and Charlotte Petitjean; brother & sister-in-law, Charlie & Pam Petitjean of Versailles; brothers-in-law, Jim Mills of Hollansburg, Ron Mills of Hollansburg and Thomas Cline of Union City, Indiana; sister-in-law, Patricia Petitjean of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wilbur graduated from Versailles High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964 following High School. Wilbur farmed and retired from Edwin F. Nickol Monuments in Versailles with over 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Knights of Columbus Council #1756 of Versailles; Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Versailles American Legion. Wilbur was a loving, caring, hardworking man willing to help anyone in need. He loved vacationing at St. Pete Beach, Florida and in the Caribbean with his wife. Wilbur was an avid Tigerball sports fan and longtime Versailles Athletic Booster supporter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 1, 2021, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Full military honors will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through