Nancy Ellen Petruska – age 89, of Novi, and formerly of Fenton, went home to be with God on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM, Thursday, June 20, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton with Fr. David Harvey celebrant. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Fenton. Visitation will be held 4 PM - 8 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton where a rosary will be prayed at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Fenton Education Foundation ( Mrs. Petruska was born on February 19, 1930 in Flint, the daughter of Jeremiah and Vesta Dunn (nee Van Houton). She graduated from St. Matthew High School (class of '47) in Flint and received a bachelors degree from Western Michigan University before beginning a teaching career of 30-plus years, mainly at State Road Elementary School in Fenton after the family moved there from Niles, MI in 1958. Mrs. Petruska met her future husband, Edward H., in Niles and they married on August 28, 1954, in Flint. They were married for 54 years before Edward died in 2009. Nancy and Ed lived in Fenton for 49 years. They were dedicated to education and in 2006 were honored when the "Edward and Nancy Petruska Life Time Achievement Award in Education" was created by the Fenton Education Foundation. Mrs. Petruska became a member of St. Kenneth Catholic Church in Plymouth after she and her husband moved to Novi in 2006. Surviving are: four children, Edward J. Petruska of Casa Grande, AZ, Catherine and husband, Jeffrey Fox of Springboro, OH, Steven Petruska and wife, Jill of Goodrich, James Petruska and wife, Judi of Northville; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A brother, Michael, preceded her in death. Tributes may be shared at

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