Leona F. Peek, age 93, of Beaver Prairie, passed away Monday, January 5, in the Breese Nursing Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 93 year-old Leona F. Peek will be Saturday, January 10, at 11:00 a.m., in St. Felicitas Catholic Church in Beaver Prairie. Burial will be in St. Felicitas Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Research Association or Mater Dei High School.
She was born November 6, 1921 in St. Rose to John and Bertha (Steinmann) Weisenfeld; they preceded her in death.
She married August Peek on April 2, 1940 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Carlyle and he preceded her in death December 1, 1980.
Also preceded in death by a son, First Lt. Dennis Peek U.S.M.A.C. killed in Vietnam January 9, 1970; a grandson, Kerry Billhartz; brothers-in-law, Henry Peek, Gerhard Peek, John Peek, Cyril Peek, & Joseph Peek; and sisters-in-law, Sr. Theresta Peek, Estelle Peek, & Martha Peek.
Surviving are her children, Geraldine Peek of Damiansville, Roberta Billhartz of Albers, Brenda (Ron) Jansen of St. Rose, Ronald (LuAnn) Peek of Highland, & Darrell Peek of Beaver Prairie; grandchildren, Tammy (Roger) Schulte, Tiffany (Howard) Smith, Kurt (Heather) Billhartz, Ken (Cristie) Billhartz, Krista (Dale) Gruenewald, Kim Peek, Stacey Peek, & Kent Peek; 12 great grandchildren; & sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Peek of Breese, Arlene Peek of Aviston, & Carol Peek of St. Rose.
Leona was a homemaker and retired from the Laundry Department at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. Leona was a Gold Star Mother. She was an avid reader, gardener and she enjoyed all outdoor activities. She enjoyed quilting and playing cards. She was so proud and loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Member of St. Felicitas Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Beaver Prairie.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230