Doris Traeger

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FARMINGTON - Doris Traeger, age 96, of Williamsville, formerly of Farmington, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She is survived by a son, Mark (Naomi) Traeger of Williamsville; a daughter, Wendy (George) Ross of Bloomington; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Fawns, Sallie Traeger, and Mary (T.J.) Turnbull, all of Williamsville; three great-grandchildren, Molly and Ellie Fawns, and Steven Turnbull; a brother, Elwyn (Lila) Borkgren of Geneseo, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Edith Borkgren of Moline, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Bert (Olga) Traeger of Arlington Heights, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Phillip, on June 27, 2003; her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.

Doris was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Geneseo, Ill., the daughter of Alfred Theodore and Effie Willard Borkgren. She married Phillip on Jan. 8, 1946, in Geneseo, Ill., at St. Malachys Rectory.

Doris worked at Rock Island Arsenal and International Harvester in East Moline during World War II.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose and a member of St. Matthew's Church in Farmington, Ill. Doris later became a member of St. John Vianney in Sherman.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt to her family. Doris was an avid Cubs fan.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney in Sherman. Rev. Monsignor David Lantz will be officiating. Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials can be made to Christopher Reeve Foundation.

Online condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on June 9, 2013
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