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Lucille M. Kowalczyk

August 2, 1938 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 80)

Lucille M. Kowalczyk, 80, of Peru, formerly of Naplate, passed away November 25, 2018 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday in St. Valentine’s Church in Peru with Msgr. Richard Soseman officiating.  Burial will be in the Peru City Mausoleum.  Visitation will be 4 to 7:00 PM Wednesday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.  Additional visitation will be in the church on Thursday from 9:30 AM until time of services.  A rosary will be recited in the church at 9:00 AM on Thursday.

Lucille was born in Ottawa on August 2, 1938 to Frank and Pauline “Nellie” (Torri) Monterastelli.  She married Donald “Jimmy” Kowalczyk on January 25, 1958.  She was a Beautician at Vi’s in Peru and later out of her home in Peru.

Lucille enjoyed playing softball, cards with her club and recreational volleyball.  She was a founding member of the Peru Girls Softball League.

Lucille was a kidney recipient in 2010 from her son Ritchie.

She is survived by her husband Donald “Dima” Kowalczyk of Peru; three sons, Steve (Meg) Kowalczyk, Scott (Michael Stalker) Kowalczyk and Ritchie (Janeen) Kowalczyk; three daughters, Karen (Glen) Mudge, Kim (Dr. Lee) Ceresa and Nancy (Mike) Carter; nine grandchildren, Jenna, David, Justeen, Jake, Kylee, Karch, Luke, Ronnie and Brett; four great-grandchildren, Ella, Emmy, Jameson and Jordy.

She was preceded in death by siblings Frankie Monterastelli, Francis Swift, Johnny Monterastelli, Annabelle Schomas, Gloria Hembree and Betty Radon.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

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