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Clifford Pettit
In Memory of

Clifford Dale Pettit

1946 - 2017

Obituary of Clifford Pettit

Clifford D. Pettit, 71, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm at the Iowa City American Legion. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Iowa City American Legion Post 17. To share a thought, memory, or condolence please find funeral information @

Clifford Dale Pettit was born January 8, 1946, in Iowa City, the son of Edward and Josephine (Behles) Pettit. He was united in marriage to Rita Bertelli on January 13, 1965. For many years Cliff worked in auto body repair, first for Kennedy's Auto and later at PB Body Shop. Following this, he worked for JC Penny's before retirement. He liked Nascar, the Iowa Hawkeyes, working in his yard at home, fishing, and spending time with his "Legion" family.

His family includes his siblings, Donald J. Pettit (Evelyn) of Waterloo, Thomas R. Pettit (Jane), Kenneth R. Pettit (Gina), and Jennie L. Pettit all of North Liberty; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant brother, Emmet; and two brothers, Edward L. and Joseph Dewayne Pettit.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Clifford's family and his arrangements.