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Ruth H. LaKemper

July 14, 1930 May 24, 2009
Ruth H. LaKemper
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EAST PEORIA-Ruth H. LaKemper, of East Peoria, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009. Ruth was born on July 14, 1930 to William A. and Lucille C. Haddigan. She married Henry J. LaKemper on October 23, 1954. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert W. Haddigan and two infant daughters. She is survived by one son, Daniel A. (Mary) LaKemper; one daughter, Jean Marie LaKemper; two sisters, Mary Jean Malone and Elizabeth Ann (Donald) Oberle; and two grandsons, Brian D. and Cullen A. LaKemper. Ruth was a graduate of Midstate College and worked as a cost accounting coordinator for Caterpillar, Inc. She retired in 1990 after 32 years with the company. Ruth was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a former member of the church choir. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2009 at St. Bernard Church, 509 E. Kansas Ave. with Rev. Bert Heise, OFM officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to Tremont Area Park District or the organization of the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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