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Jeanne D. Wurtzinger

May 4, 1920 December 30, 2017
Jeanne D. Wurtzinger
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Obituary for Jeanne D. Wurtzinger

Peoria- Jeanne Wurtzinger, age 97, passed away at 7:29 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Born on May 4, 1920 in Watertown, Wisconsin, she was a daughter to Francis and Loretta Dolan Darcey. She married Robert Wurtzinger on December 29, 1951. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1994.

Jeanne earned her BS degree in Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed an internship in Dietetics at Duke University Hospital. She earned a Masters degree in Human Services and Counseling from Bradley University. Jeanne’s employment in the practice of Dietetics included Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Presbyterian-St. Lukes, Chicago and the Chicago American Newspaper.

As Director of Nutrition Services for the Peoria Health Department, she developed the first Nutrition Services Department. Jeanne retired in 1982 after 20 years of service. She was past President and a board member of the Central Illinois Dietetic Association, as well as a board member of the Illinois Dietetic Association. Jeanne received Distinguished Service Awards from the Illinois Association of Maternal and Child Health and the American Dietetics Association. She also was a member and served on the board of the Peoria Garden Club.

Jeanne lived in Peoria for many years. She and Bob were active in social groups and enjoyed the friendship of many.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials in Jeanne’s memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

13

Jan

10:00 AM 1/13/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

13

Jan

11:00 AM 1/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul Society

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