Jennie Pettengill, age 93 of Hastings, Michigan passed away March 13, 2017 at Woodlawn Meadows Assisted Living in Hastings.


Jennie was born in Pinconning, Michigan on March 12, 1924, the daughter of Stan and Victoria (Pilas) Pietras. She graduated from High School in 1942. After High School she worked at Michigan Bell for a short time. Jennie married William Pettengill on November 27, 1948. Together they had 6 children, which were the center of her life.


Jennie has been a member of the St. Rose of Lima Church since 1962. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and reading.


She was preceded in death by her parents, four sister, three brothers, her husband of 50 years, William C. Pettengill (3/20/99), son, Timothy E. Pettengill, daughter, Tina Williams and son-in-law, Steven Hankamp.


Jennie is survived by her children: son, Will Pettengill of Frederic, MI, daughters, Anne Hankamp of Grand Rapids, Diane (Roger) Gardner of Vermontville, Patricia (Dennis) Steffes of Middleville, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 8214 Pfeiffer Dr., SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Church, 805 S. Jefferson, Hastings, MI 49058. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will take place at Hastings Township Cemetery. Fr. Stephan Philip, Celebrant.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  To leave an online condolence, please visit









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