Pete's obituary from the Billings Gazette
):Frank Holland 'Pete' Petro
FORSYTH - Pete Petro passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Forsyth. Born at high noon on June 9, 1934, in Miles City, he was the only child of Genevieve and Frank Holland Petro. A lifelong resident of Montana, Pete was a very proud Montanan. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona in California, he was associated with his father as a livestock buyer. He later became the sole owner of Petro Livestock. On Aug. 12, 1960, he married Leona Chapman.
Pete was an avid historian of Montana, Miles City in particular. He enjoyed telling stories of his past and making people laugh. When he was young, he forged a note from his father to school, stating he had "bronc-itis," so that he could ride in the first Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Pete would have been proud to know that his corneas were donated to someone who needed them or for research.
He is survived by his wife, Leona; his children, Mary (Gary) McClarty of Kalispell, Jill (Ray) Stenberg of Big Timber, Bill Petro of Forsyth and Beth (Jack) Oswald of Miles City. He was also a very proud grandfather of Zachary and Alisha Lingle, Steven and Mollee Stenberg, and Ciara Fandek and Amberli and Gus Oswald. He is also survived by many cousins and lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson Sam Stenberg.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bullis-Graves Memorial Chapel of Miles City. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Home on the Range Residential Child Facility, Jolene Obregewitch, 16351 I-94, Sentinel Butte, ND 58654, 701-872-3745.
Bullis-Graves Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.