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John "Jack" Donnelly

September 4, 1925 October 30, 2019
John "Jack" Donnelly
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Obituary for John "Jack" Donnelly

Peoria- John “Jack” Donnelly, 94, of Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:13 A.M. at Christian Buehler Home.

Born September 4, 1925 in Peoria to Ralph and Margaret Grow Donnelly, he married Mary Jane Baker on June 18, 1949 in Chicago and enjoyed 70 years of marriage together.
She survives along with two daughters, Joanne (Terry) Marschall of Sun Prairie, WI. and Amy (Bill) McDonald of Madison, WI; three sons, Michael (Mary Beth) Donnelly of Buffalo, NY, David (Pat) Donnelly of Peoria, and Christopher (Donna) Donnelly of Chicago; one brother, Jerry (Marilyn) Donnelly; and sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.

Faith and family were the most important thing in Jack’s life.

He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and two grandchildren.

Jack was a teacher at Woodrow Wilson Grade School, then Sterling Grade School. He also taught driver’s education for 22 years at Peoria High School.

He was a WWII Navy veteran.

Jack was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, The Sandtrappers Golf League, and was inducted into the St. Ambrose University Hall of Fame for Football and Basketball.

He has donated his body to medical science.

The family would like to thank the staff of Buehler Home for their kind and compassionate care Jack received.

A Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 A.M. at St Bernard Catholic Church, with Msgr. Paul Showalter officiating. A visitation will be from 9 A.M. until the time of the mass at 11.

Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose University, The Greater Peoria Honor Flight, or Alzheimer’s Research, Central Illinois Chapter.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

2

Nov

9:00 AM 11/2/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603

St. Bernard Catholic Church
509 E Kansas Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Saturday

2

Nov

11:00 AM 11/2/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/2/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603

St. Bernard Catholic Church
509 E Kansas Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzehimers Association-Local

612 West Geln Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

Greater Peoria Honor Flight

St. Ambrose University

518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52803
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