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Patricia "Trish" Waldschmidt

February 22, 1953 May 2, 2015
Patricia "Trish" Waldschmidt
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PEORIA – Patricia “Trish” Waldschmidt, 62, of Peoria passed away at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home. Patricia was born on Feb. 22, 1953, in Peoria to the late Charles G. and Mearle Charlotte (McBride) Donnigan. She married Rex Jerry Waldschmidt on Nov. 15, 1975, in Peoria. He survives. She is also survived by her son, Kurt Michael Waldschmidt; two brothers, Michael J. Volz of Gallup, N.M., and Chuck (Terri) Donnigan of Peoria; a sister, Susan (Ed) Warren of East Peoria; nine nieces; five nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Stephen J. Volz. Patricia had an Associates of Arts degree from Illinois Central College and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years, retiring as a distribution box clerk. She was an avid Cardinals and Bears fan and loved trivia and music. She was a drummer in several bands and a percussionist with the Senior Summer Band during her school years. Patricia was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at Resurrection Mausoleum. Franciscan Fathers will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mausoleum. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of ashes will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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