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Elvira M. VanBruwaene

April 8, 1923 September 3, 2015
Elvira M. VanBruwaene
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Obituary for Elvira M. VanBruwaene

PEORIA Elvira M. VanBruwaene, 92, of Peoria passed away at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Although her birth certificate stated that she was born on April 8, 1923, in Prophetstown, Ill., to the late Alphonso and Alice (Gabriel) Vervynck, Elvira celebrated on Apr. 7th. She married Raymond P. VanBruwaene on Jan. 26, 1946, in Peoria. He preceded her in death in January 1981.
She was also preceded in death by one sister.
She is survived by three children, Rose Marshall of Morton, Jimmie (Vicky) VanBruwaene of Peoria, and Ann (Paul) Gingras of Pekin; five grandchildren, Adam (Stephanie) Gingras, Elizabeth (Gary) Huwe, Jake (Melissa) VanBruwaene, Ross (Jessie) VanBruwaene, and Chad Marshall; and four great-grandchildren, Alivia, Madison, and Emily VanBruwaene and Easton Gingras.
She worked at Proctor Endowment Home and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Father Donald Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
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