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Matilda F. Skender

September 18, 1914 December 18, 2010
Matilda F. Skender
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Obituary for Matilda F. Skender

PEORIA-Matilda “Tillie” F. Skender, 96, of Peoria, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. She was born on September 18, 1914, in Razdolje, Croatia to Stanley and Mary Maricich Frkovich Grzanich. She married John R. Skender on June 1, 1935, in Peoria. He passed away on February 21, 2008, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Victor Frkovich. Tillie is survived by two sons, John E. (Jackie) Skender of East Peoria and David J. (Mariann) Skender of Peoria; one daughter, Nancy (Brian) Medendorp of Peoria; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren and one step great-granddaughter. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and later became a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She also was a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society and an 80 year member of SNPJ Lodge. The Skender family wishes to thank the staff at Lutheran Hillside Village for their love and care. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at St. Ann’s Church with Rev. Terry Cassidy officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hillside Village or St. Ann’s Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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