Rosalie Wantz

PEORIA - Rosalie Eckley Wantz, 67, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Peoria, passed away peacefully in her home on March 15, 2012, in San Diego.

Rosalie was born on Sept. 4, 1944, in Peoria to Eugene and Margaret Eckley. She married John F. Wantz on Jan. 27, 1968, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1974.

She was also preceded in death by her father and brother, Thomas E. Eckley. Her mother recently passed on Feb. 19, 2014.

She is survived by two sisters, Suzann Wilson of Peoria and Kathleen Wallinger of Pekin; two nieces, Sarah and Maegan; two great-nephews; and one great-niece.

Rosalie worked in the financial field as a broker assistant until her retirement in 2006.

She enjoyed traveling and discovered a love of camping in 1990. She was a member of Campers "R" Us, whose members became her California family.

Rosalie has been entombed in Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to a .

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to

Funeral Home

Wright & Salmon Mortuary - Peoria
2416 N. North Street  Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 688-4441

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 25, 2014