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Margaret M. Tuerk

October 29, 1918 April 7, 2012
Margaret M. Tuerk
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Margaret M. Tuerk, 93, of Christian Buehler Home, formerly of 1500 W. Barker in Peoria, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 3:38 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born October 29, 1918 in Peoria to Edward and Margaret Huennebeck Sutter, she married Charles W. Tuerk April 26, 1941 at St. Cecelia’s Church in Peoria. He passed away October 19, 1999 in Peoria. One daughter, Janet; and three sisters, Rosemary Schlicksup, Edna Schafer, and Sr. Elizabeth Sutter also preceded her in death. Margaret is survived by six children, Fred (Terri) Tuerk of Carmel, CA, Ed (Jan) Tuerk of Peoria, Marcia (Doug) Hildebrand of Peoria, Joe (Rose) Tuerk of East Peoria, Julie (Tim) McGrath of Peoria, and Jim (Maribeth) Tuerk of Alpharetta, GA. Thirteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive. Margaret was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She was generous with her time, treasures and talents as she volunteered with many local charities, including West Peoria Food Pantry, Birthright Association, Catholic Social Services, Catholic Women’s League, and Cursillo. In 2000, she received the Pere Marquette Award for service to the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. Margaret was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church for 48 years, serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Bridge Club Member. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at her church, with Msgr. Brian Brownsey officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Further visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass on Thursday. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Cursillo or GIGI Play House Fox Valley, 4024 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, Ill. 60504. (Down Syndrome) Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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