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Mary L. Jacke

Mary L. Jacke

WASHINGTON, Ill. — Mary L. Jacke, 85, of Washington, Ill., died at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, Ill.

Born on Feb. 14, 1934, in Escanaba to Manley and Elvira Besaw Rogers. She married Joseph A. Jacke on June 6, 1959, in Perkins, Mich. He preceded her in death on Jan 21, 2019, in Peoria, Ill.

Surviving are four daughters, Anne (Charlie) Routh of Sparland, Ill., Barbara (Greg) Baxter of Washington, Ill., Susan Hatch of Durham, N.C., and Patricia (Brett) Brown of Washington, Ill.; four grandchildren, Michael (Samantha) Routh, Brandon Brown, Bryan Brown, and Adam Hatch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Kathrine; one brother, Allan Rogers; and one sister, Betty Whitford.

Mary was educated at Perkins High School in Perkins and Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse in surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, also working at St. Patrick School cafeteria in Washington, Ill., and Maple Lawn Home Healthcare in Eureka. She was a wonderful wife and mother of four girls.

Mary loved to travel with her husband, swim, read and work in her garden. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Washington.

A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A memorial mass will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at St. Patrick Church in Washington. Inurnment will be at a later date at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Mary’s memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may also be sent to her family.

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