Harold ‘Herc’ Pettey

RAPID RIVER — Harold “Herc” Pettey, 67, passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home in Rapid River.

Herc was born on Oct. 18, 1950, the son of the late Royce and Ione (Belleville) Pettey. He was a lifelong resident of Rapid River and was a 1969 graduate of Rapid River High School. Herc proudly served in the United States Army in Korea. Herc and his partner of 22 years, Dena Beaudion, made their home and raised their family in Rapid River. Herc was one of a kind with a big heart and great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving partner, Dena, Herc is survived by his son, Bryan Pettey; sister, Pamela (Mark) Ches; and his stepsons, Nicholas and Jeremy Beaudion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Royce and Ione; brother, Ronald (Anne) Pettey; and sister, Judith Reimer.

A celebration of life with family and friends will be held at the convenience of Herc’s family. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com