Pettis Michael Avery Pettis, 34, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away July 19, 2005, at Friendship Village Hospice in Tempe, AZ, from complications of diabetes. Michael had been a brittle diabetic since he was diagnosed at the age of 8. Michael was born in St. Peter, MN, July 17, 1971, to Verl & Sandra Pettis. He attended flight attendant school & flew with Mesaba Airlines out of Mpls. Michael was employed by the Scottsdale Arizona MVD at the time of his death. Michael is survived by his partner of 13 years, Rex Routh of Scottsdale, Arizona; Rex's daughter, Michelle, of Apple Valley, Minnesota; his parents, Verl & Sandra (Wright) Pettis; two brothers Daniel and Maureen (Ryan) Pettis and nephew Mitchell and niece Mackenzie, and Steven and Natasha (Lawrence) and niece Ava; paternal grandmother, Marian (Everett) Pettis; maternal grandparents, James and Gertrude (Merz) Wright, all of St. Peter. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Avery Pettis. A celebration of life for Michael will be held Friday, July 29, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Minnesota. His funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Burial will be at Kasota Hill Cemetery.

Published on July 28, 2005

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