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Elizabeth L. Wald

July 25, 1925 July 20, 2017
Elizabeth L. Wald
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Pekin- Elizabeth L. Wald, age 91, peacefully passed at 6:13 PM, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her residence in Pekin, surrounded by her loving family.

Elizabeth was born July 25, 1925 in Peoria, a daughter of Richard and Anna Eugenia (Marcille) Dempsey. She married John “Jack” H. Wald June 29, 1946 in Peoria. They were happily married for 53 years, before he preceded her in death on August 15, 1999.

Elizabeth and Jack loved to spend time with their family and traveling. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and sewing. She was a member of American Business Women’s Association and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, IL. Elizabeth worked for Caterpillar for 28 years, last working in the purchasing department, until her retirement in 1982. She then worked for FEMA for 10 years.

Elizabeth is survived by two daughters; Cynthia (Fredric) Mehl of Springfield, IL., and Christine Worthy of Leo, IN., two sons; John (Sheila) Wald of Pekin and Jeff (Teresa) Wald of Marquette Heights, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, one sister, Margaret Seely of Boise, ID., and two brothers; William Dempsey of Wilmington, NC., and Peter (Mona) Dempsey of Los Angeles, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Wright and Salmon Mortuary, with a one hour prior visitation. Fr. Donald Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

25

Jul

10:00 AM 7/25/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/25/2017 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

25

Jul

11:00 AM 7/25/2017 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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