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Lorraine A. (Pierski) Workman

June 6, 1928 June 19, 2021
Lorraine A. (Pierski) Workman
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Obituary for Lorraine A. (Pierski) Workman

Peoria- Lorraine A. (Pierski) Workman, age 93, of Peoria, passed away at 11:38 AM on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Lacon Rehab and Nursing.

Born June 6, 1928 in Dalzell, IL, a daughter to Benedict S. and Frances (Wujek) Pierski. Right after high school she entered the Order as Sister Mary Benedict and served faithfully until February 1966 when she received his Holiness’s blessing to leave the Order. Lorraine was a dedicated teacher much of her life retiring shortly after marrying Russell Workman on October 17, 1987. Together they cherished 23 years until his passing on February 10, 2010. She spoke both French and Polish fluently and played both the piano and accordion. For many years she was involved with accordion ensembles both in Alabama, where they retired, and in Peoria. Lorraine was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Women of St. Jude. She had a passion for serving children, was a devout Catholic dedicated to her faith and Mother Mary, and a friend to many who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include two stepdaughters: Debbie (Norm) Parsley of Peoria and Denora (Pat Mark) Workman of East Peoria; two stepsons: Dan (Kathy) Workman of Hanna City and Dave (Cindy) Workman of Washington; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Russell, one stepson Don Workman; two brothers: Robert and Benedict Pierski and one sister Loretta Tognazzi.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Wright & salmon Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Jude Catholic Church with visitation being held 30 minutes prior to mass. Father Patrick Henehan will officiate, and burial will take place in Valley Memorial Cemetery in Spring Valley, IL at 2:30 PM.

Memorials in Lorraine’s memory may be made to ST. Jude Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

24

Jun

5:00 PM 6/24/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/24/2021 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

25

Jun

10:00 AM 6/25/2021 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6/25/2021 10:30:00 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

Friday

25

Jun

10:30 AM 6/25/2021 10:30:00 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

Cemetery Details

Location

Valley Memorial Park Final Resting Place

13312 IL-89
Spring Valley, IL 61362

13312 IL-89 Spring Valley 61362 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
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