PETTID, Dr. Fred J. Doc, Dec 10, 1942 Aug 24, 2011. Age 68. Born and raised in Denver, CO, Dr. Pettid is survived by children: Debbie (Pete Cowdin) Pettid, Fred (Andi) Pettid, Nancy (Pat) Flynn, Julie (John) McNeil, Mike (Cathy) Pettid, Cathy (Terri) Cassel, Jim (Sharon) Pettid, Chuck (Melissa) Pettid; their mother, Billie Pettid; brother Rick (Debra) Duke; nephew Andrew (Kelley) Duke; grandchildren: Sally, Wiley, Gloria, Violet, Blue, Charlie, Damien, Jordan, Steavie, Alexis, Jae Lee, Katie, Casey, Lauren, Logan, Rachel, Nathan, Carter, Fletcher and Jackson. After graduating from Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Pettid was the first resident to graduate from Family Practice, Creighton Memorial St. Joseph Hospital. He later taught at Creighton and achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Family Practice with tenure and was Chairman of the Dept. of Family Medicine from 1978-1983 during which time he was a contributor to a medical text book. Dr. Pettid was a consulting staff physician at Creighton Memorial St. Joseph, Bergan Mercy, Childrens and Methodist Hospitals in Omaha and a family practice physician in the Omaha and Bellevue areas for over 25 years. He also provided medical expertise in legal cases and was named the 2010 Nebraska Family Physician of the Year. He will be remembered for his love of providing care to his patients, teaching, good food and cooking, telling jokes, music, animals and classic cars. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at a later date at St. John Catholic Church, Creighton University campus. Memorials are suggested to Creighton Family Scholarship Fund.
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