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Helen L. Schwend

December 24, 1922 February 26, 2011
Helen L. Schwend
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Peoria- Helen L. Schwend, 88, of Proctor Endowment Home, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 6:50 p.m. at the home. Born December 24, 1922 in Peoria to August and Anna Lapp Oppe, she married Laverne R. Schwend July 27, 1944 in Peoria Heights. He died November 10, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Sandi, two sisters, Ida Burbidge and Mary Ann Matthews, and one brother, Joseph Oppe. Surviving is one daughter, Tamara “Tami” Schwend of Apex, N.C., one son, Robert (Kelly Ann) Schwend of Peoria, four brothers, Eldon (Shirley) Oppe of Edelstein, Walter Oppe of Edwards, Warren (Dolores) Oppe of Peoria, and Thomas (Donna) Oppe of Brimfield. Two sisters, Mildred “Mickey” (Paul) Gilles of Brimfield, Leota (Bill) Herbert of Hot Springs Village, Ark., six grandchildren, Sonya, Sarah, Tyler, Rachel, Natalie, and Parker, and three great grandchildren, Grayson, Colton, and Tenley also survive. Helen was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, where a Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., with Fr. Dustin Schultz officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul School Endowment Fund, or J.C. Proctor Home. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon .com

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