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Jean M. Purtscher

December 20, 1925 July 21, 2016
Jean M. Purtscher
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Obituary for Jean M. Purtscher

DUNLAP – Jean M. Purtscher, 90, of Dunlap passed away at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Manor Court at Liberty Village.

Jean was born on Dec. 20, 1925, in Peoria to the late Andrew J. and Marie C. (Mullen) Hopkins. She married Robert Purtscher on June 22, 1946, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Peoria. He preceded her in death in June 1999.

She is survived by six children, James (Sandra) Purtscher of Peoria, Daniel (Anne) Purtscher of Black Forest, Colo., Patricia (Ron) Florey of Bartonville, Mary (Jon) Gustafson of Downingtown, Pa., Charles (Robert) Purtscher of Henry, Ill., and John Purtscher of Russellville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Jean did volunteer work with hospice and the American Cancer Society: Reach for Recovery. Prior to getting married, she worked for Caterpillar and was a member of the Wemacks.

She enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of a bridge club.

Jean was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and its Rosary Guild. She was also a Eucharistic minister at UnityPoint Health – Methodist for 20 years and St. Jude Catholic Church for 32 years.

A funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at St. Jude Catholic Church. Father Patrick Henehan will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to the Mass at the church. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Rosary Guild or St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Jude.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

25

Jul

9:30 AM 7/25/2016 9:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7/25/2016 11:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

25

Jul

11:30 AM 7/25/2016 11:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Graveside

Monday

25

Jul

2:30 PM 7/25/2016 2:30:00 PM
St. Mary Cemetery

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

St. Mary Cemetery
421 N. Sterling Ave West 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 Rosary Guild

St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Jude

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