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Terry David Petracek, 72 of Crete, NE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family & his C.V.F.D. family on May 1st, 2024 after a brave & courageous battle with lung cancer.

Terry was born July 5th, 1951 in Crete, NE to Henry & Lucille Petracek.  Terry graduated from Crete High School & attended Southeast Community College in Milford.  After graduating with an architectural drafting degree, he worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads, sold cars, then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. The last 15 years were spent as Postmaster in Crete where he retired in 2008.

Terry joined the Crete Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department in 1974 & celebrated 50 years of faithful service on April 21st, 2024 standing next to his “brothers and sisters” where he shared memories and love for the Department. Over his career he held many titles & mentored countless colleagues & touched many lives in his community.

Terry will be remembered for his sense of humor, willingness to go above and beyond to help others, family vacations & golfing. Terry had many loves but his most cherished were his friends, his brothers & sisters on the Fire Department & his family, especially his wife of 51 years, Joy.

Terry is preceded in death by his father Henry, mother Lucille,  brother-in-law Gary Coffey and many close relatives. Terry is survived by his sister Marsha & brother-in-law Rod Skleba of Wilber. Mother-in-law Betty Coffey & Friend Roy Jensen, Wife Joy (Coffey) Petracek, Children Troy & Mindy (Delabar), Granddaughters Hayley, Reagan, & Kennidy, Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law Tim & Lisa Coffey,  Gay & David Whitman. Special friends Tim Smejdir, Butch Mehl & Duane Kuebler.  Aunts, uncles, cousins & cherished friends .

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 at 1:00 pm at College Heights Country Club, 1225 East 4th Street in Crete.  Memorials may be given to the family for a charitable donation to be made in Terry’s memory. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com.  Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln.