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 Pettenger, Natal Lou
Born: 01/28/1947
Died: 08/17/2016
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Pettenger, Natal Lou

            Pettenger, Natal “Lou” age 69 of Branchville, NJ died suddenly Wednesday August 17, 2016 at the Morristown Medical Center. Born and raised in Franklin, he has resided in Branchville since 1975.

             Son of the late Arthur S. and Mary Frances (Scarpona) Pettenger, Lou was a graduate of the Franklin High School class of 1967. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a Sargent E-5. A former member of the Franklin Miners football team, he also enjoyed playing competitive Horseshoes.

             Mr. Pettenger had a long career as a dry wall and home improvement contractor in the area. A member of the American Legion Post 157 Branchville, he was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed his many trips to the casinos. A long time parishioner of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church Branchville, Lou was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

             Survivors include his beloved wife of forty five years Dolores R. (Parzick), his children Joseph L. and his wife Kristin of Mt. Olive, Sarah R. Pettenger of Branchville, Andrea L. and her husband Thomas Dayon of Branchville and Luke A. also of Branchville. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren Daniel, Kaitlin and Jordan Pettenger, Ryleigh and Frank Dayon, as well as his brothers Arthur and his wife Claire and Ronald and his wife Linda both of Lafayette as well as his sisters Patricia and her husband Ed Vealey of Newton, Kathleen Pettenger of Newport Richy, FL, Nancy Doyle of Vernon Rockville, CT and Eileen and her husband Bruce Williamson of Rehrersvury, PA.  

             A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Church Branchville. Interment will follow in the Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery Sparta. Visitation will be held Monday August 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton.  Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com
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I was shocked to read about the loss of Louie. My thoughts and prayers are with Dee and the rest of the family. I can remember we had some really wild times, and I will always remember them.
Jim Smith
So sorry to hear about Louie, we have a lot of good memories that we will cherish. Sending prayers to Dee and family. RIP our friend.???
Darlene and Ray (Jiggers) Johnson
You all are in our prayers during this very difficult time. The memories we have of Louie are special and will make us always smile knowing that we had a very nice time with him and Dolores the last time we saw him. We are so happy to hear that his Priest was with him before God took him to Heaven.
Richard and Mary Ann Zavadowski
To the Pettenger Family, My deepest sympathy and prayers for you during this time. The Lord loves you very much. In Psalms 34:18, it says the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. God is very near to you right now, and will comfort you beyond what any person could do. Only Christ knows what's in a person's heart, and turning completely to Him, leads to eternal life. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you, James 3:8. Even death can bring life. Choose life...
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