Peggy L. Tuszynski
1955 - 2020
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Mrs. Peggy L. Tuszynski, 65, of Galesburg died 7:15 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020, at OSF St Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born July 22, 1955, in Galesburg to Harley W. "Bill" and Birdie Lillian (McGahey) Lietsch. She married Joe Tuszynski, Nov. 24, 1984, in Galesburg. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Stefan Tuszynski of Galesburg, and Stosh Tuszynski of Chicago, a daughter, Adrianna Tuszynski of Macomb, one dog, two cats, four grand-dogs, two grand-cats, and three sisters, Penny (and Lynn) Hammer of Sterling, Patricia (and Rick) Koestner of Peoria and Pamela (and Chris) Taylor of Athens, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Peggy graduated from Galesburg High School in 1972 and received her bachelor's degree in law enforcement from Western Illinois University, Macomb in 1976. She began her career as an officer (I.D. #55) at the Galesburg Police Department from 1978 to 1984. She became a probation officer in 1985, then a probation supervisor in 2002 in Galesburg. She later was the program coordinator then acting director/chief managing officer until March 2018. From May 2018 until present, she was the director of court services for the 9th Judicial Circuit Court. She attended First Baptist Church in Galesburg. She was a member of the PB&PA #19. Peggy loved crafts, NASCAR, cooking, and spending time with her family. Peggy truly had the gift of making everyone feel valuable and important. She saw the good in everyone she met and radiated love and acceptance.
Cremation will be accorded. Peggy never wanted people to be sad when she was gone. With that in mind, a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to Knox County Humane Society, First Baptist Church, or Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Register-Mail on Oct. 11, 2020.
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October 18, 2020
so sorry to hear of you & your families loss/such a shock/please if theres anything we can do to help do not hesitate to ,let us be of service/ our thoughts & prayers are with you.
kevin talbert & kenny petty
October 12, 2020
Peggy was one of the kindest caring ladies I have ever know. She had a heart that was full of love for her family and friends. Her humor was as much a part of her personality as her smile. She was a wonderful friend for 40 years and she will be missed and remembered forever. We love you Peggy T. God Bless her Beautiful Family Joe and the three Tuszynski children were her light . Prayers and Love.
Connie and Bob Dennis
October 12, 2020
My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family in the loss of your dear loved one. I remember Peggy as a classmate at Mary Allen West Elementary School and then again at Galesburg Senior High. She was always so pleasant.
Cathy Wallace Lowe
October 9, 2020
Sending my condolences to Joe and family, Peggy was a wonderful gal, she had that beautiful smile. May the angels wrap their wings around her. She will be missed.
Susan Rayborn
October 9, 2020
Such a wonderful person lost to soon.
David and Sue Rayborn
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