Jean Sale, 95, of Peru passed away peacefully on November 9, 2022 surrounded by her family.
A funeral mass will be celebrated for Jean Sale on Saturday, November 19, at St. Joseph Church in Peru with visitation starting at 9:30 AM with mass by Father Gregory following at 10:30 AM. Internment will immediately follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family with arrangements.
She was born Jean Catherine Schwindaman on May 12, 1927 in La Salle as the second of four children to Ray and Lena (Shortell) Schwindaman. She graduated from La Salle-Peru High School and LPO Junior College. She married the late Walter Sale in 1950 and they had seven children: Gary, Stephen, Mary Jo, Peggy, Michael, Joanne and Kathy. She is predeceased by her son Gary with whom she travelled the country and the world for several decades.
She is survived by her remaining six children, their spouses Nanci Sale (Stephen), Kevin Riley (Peggy), Debbie Sale (Michael) and Peter Seegebrecht (Kathy), thirteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Special thanks to her angels on earth, Kevin and Laura Sampson for their care and attention these past years.
Jean was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was such a large and involved presence in the lives of her family. Although, she will be sorely missed, we are so blessed and grateful to have had so many quality years celebrating the life of this special woman. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of her children and all that knew her.
She began her career as an insurance agent by working as a receptionist and became president of the local chapter of Certified Life Underwriters. In retirement, Jean spent her time with family, traveling and playing cards through the many bridge clubs she was a member. She was so very happy to have lived long enough to see her beloved Chicago Cubs finally win the World Series.
Jean Sale was a member of St. Joseph Church in Peru throughout her adult life, and a member and officer of the Mothers Association of St. Bede Academy for many years.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in Jean’s memory to St. Joseph Church, Peru or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Chicago.