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Mary Margaret Gustafson

December 3, 1925 June 7, 2019
Mary Margaret Gustafson
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Obituary for Mary Margaret Gustafson

Peoria- Mary Margaret Gustafson, age 93, of Peoria, passed away at 11:20 AM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Born December 3, 1925 in Leitchfield, KY, she was a daughter to Lawrence and Ruby J. (Sands) White. Mary attended and graduate from Brimfield High School. After graduation Mary worked in Peoria as a Western Union automatic and Teletype operator. On June 21, 1946 Mary married William “Bill” Gustafson. He preceded her in death on December 2, 1992. Mary served as Salem Church Women’s President and Treasurer, on Altar Guild, helped with the Pictorial Directory, Bugle mailings, blood drives, and in the kitchen. She was also Treasurer of AAL and on the Planning Committee of the Northern Conference for six years. Mary’s favorite thing to do was making doughnuts for her three grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting, trips on genealogy, and trips with her sisters back to Leitchfield, KY.

Survivors include one daughter Joyce Pladson of North Pekin; three grandchildren: David W. Gustafson of Omaha, NE, Sarah (Jason) Allely of Laporte, CO and Nick (Leigh Ann) Gustafson of Broken Arrow, OK; three sisters: Louise Seigel of Yates City, IL, Shirley Kelstadt of Brimfield and Barb Sandall of Peoria.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, one daughter Cecelia, one son Kenneth, one great-granddaughter Rebecca, one brother Red White and three sisters: Emma Summerson, Nell Gross and Betty Jean Pierski.

Cremation rights have been accorded. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM until time of Memorial Services at 11:00 AM at Salem Lutheran Church. Pastor Craig Swenson will officiate.

Memorials in Mary’s memory may be directed to the family.

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


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Jun

10:00 AM 6/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W War Memorial Drive
Peoria , IL 61614

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W War Memorial Drive Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

15

Jun

11:00 AM 6/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W War Memorial Drive
Peoria , IL 61614

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W War Memorial Drive Peoria 61614 IL
United States

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