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Betty Eskildsen

Betty Eskildsen Obituary

EAST PEORIA - Betty J. Eskildsen, 87, of East Peoria passed away peacefully at 5:52 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014, at Heartland of Riverview.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1926, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Sopocy Laurinec. She married Alfred Eskildsen on July 20, 1946, in Chicago. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Larry (Linda) Eskildsen of Germantown Hills; one grandson, Eric (Any) Eskildsen of Elgin, and their children, Noah and Charlie; and one granddaughter, Erin Eskildsen of Chicago. Also surviving are three stepgrandsons, Eric Pond, Christopher (Robin) Pond and Brett Pond; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Addison Pond, Nathan and Noah Hernandez; and one brother, Joseph (Virginia) Laurinec of Battle Creek, Mich.

Betty worked for several years at Sweney Soft Water Company and Sheridan Road Lumber, both in Peoria.

Betty had many interests in life, including golfing, bowling and traveling, but she especially enjoyed spending time at family cookouts and dinners. She was very loving, positive and supportive with her family and will be missed dearly.

Cremation rites have been accorded, with a memorial visitation on Friday, June 13, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Mason Funeral Home in Germantown Hills. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Mason Funeral Home in Germantown Hills, with the Rev. Bill White officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Notes of condolence may be sent using www.masonfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 11 to June 12, 2014
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