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Lois J. Gideonsen

February 10, 1938 May 10, 2009
Lois J. Gideonsen
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Obituary for Lois J. Gideonsen

PEORIA-Lois J. Gideonsen, 71, of Peoria, passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at her residence. She was born on February 10, 1938 in Peoria to Willis M. and Frances M. Paulen Simmons. She married Arthur J. Gideonsen on November 1, 1957 in Peoria. He passed away on August 24, 1987 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Gideonsen and her brother, Bill Simmons. She is survived by two sons, Mark (Jennifer Eddy) Gideonsen of Eau Claire, WI and Alan (Pat) Gideonsen of Peoria; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Nathaniel. She grew up in Peoria Heights and graduated from Woodruff High School. She worked at the phone company and Caterpillar, and for several years at St. Louis/Peoria Music Company. She enjoyed volunteering at Peoria Art guild, Lakeview Museum, Methodist Medical Library and neighborhood Watch. She loved reading, music, and animals. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Private inurnment of ashes will be at Swan Lake Mausoleum at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Peoria Humane Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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