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Shirley M. Tomaszewski, 83, of 2927 Peoria St., Peru passed away July 7, 2013, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Peru, with the Rev. Timothy Kenyon officiating. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church. Hurst Funeral Home, La Salle, is handling arrangements.
Shirley was born Nov. 6, 1929, to Harold and Tillie (Stegen) Watts. She married Albert Tomaszewski on Aug. 21, 1955.
Shirley graduated from L-P-O Junior College and worked 10 years as a bookkeeper/secretary for Seatonville Elevator, 10 years as secretary at St. John’s Lutheran Church, secretary at Grace United Methodist Church and 13½ years as a salesperson for Swiss Colony, Peru Mall. She also worked for Hickory Farms and H&R Block.
Shirley taught Sunday school at St. John’s Lutheran Church for 32 years before retiring and taught Bible school classes for 10 years. Shirley held numerous offices in St. John’s Luther League, serving at the federation and district level, served as a Luther League sponsor for five years, held offices of secretary and president for Dimmick PTA, held numerous offices in Lutheran Church women’s organization locally at St. John’s Lutheran Church and also at conference level. She also was part of the St. John’s Quilting group for 10 years.
Survivors are her husband, Albert; one daughter, Julie (Mark) Nowakowski; one son, Dennis (Debra) Tomaszewski; and six grandchildren, Alyssa, Luke, Caleb and Kai Tomaszewski and Matthew and Kevin Nowakowski.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Glenn and Randy Tomaszewski.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Quilting Group.