PEORIA HEIGHTS - Donna J. LaFeber, 74, of Peoria Heights passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 12:47 a.m. at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born Nov. 8, 1939, in Peoria to Edward A. and Relva L. (Canada) Baer. She married Gerald F. "Jerry" LaFeber on July 4, 1959, in Peoria Heights. He passed away May 23, 2007, in Peoria Heights.
Donna was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph E. Baer; sister, Carol L. Baer; and sister, Verna J. Hardin.
She is survived by her daughter, Pam LaFeber of Naperville; sister, Wanda Dickerson of Peoria Heights; brother, Charles Baer of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
Donna held several positions at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She last worked in Parking Services and retired in 2005 after 20 years of service.
Mom enjoyed spending time in Naperville and going to Chicago for White Sox games and Broadway plays. The family will forever have their own special memories of weekends spent at Condit's Ranch Camp because of her. Mom and Dad are together again and they are no doubt sitting near a bonfire playing with all of their dogs.
Donna was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, where a funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, and visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation also will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with rosary service at 7 p.m. Entombment will take place in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PAWS).
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.