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11/30/2013 6:00:00 AM
Bernadette 'Bernee' Lowery
Mrs. Lowery
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Mrs. Lowery

Bernadette “Bernee” (Mertes) Lowery, 67, of Peru passed away Nov. 27, 2013, in her home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church in Peru with the Rev. Harold Datzman, O.S.B., officiating.  Private burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Spring Valley. 
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born June 23, 1946, in La Salle to Bernard P. and Mary (Bondi) Mertes.  She married Terry Lowery on June 5, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Church, Peru.
Mrs. Lowery was a member of St. Joseph’s Church.  She worked in advertising sales at the NewsTribune for 27 years and then worked for eight years at Best Impressions in Oglesby prior to retirement.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters and six grandchildren, Desiree (Vincent) Clark of Muskego, Wis., and their children, Cpl. Joshua Clark USMC, Alexander, Jacob and Shannon Clark and Anissa  (Patrick) Bourgeacq of Iowa City, Iowa, and their children, Faith and Fiona Bourgeacq; her brother, Bernard (Linda) Mertes of Mark; her sister, Georgia Fabish of Peru; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Declan Bourgeacq.
An online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.Mueller 

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