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Nancy A. Waldmeier

Nancy A. Waldmeier
  • November 7, 1954 - November 30, 2016
  • Pekin, Illinois

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PEKIN ~ Nancy Arlene Waldmeier, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Pekin Hospital.

Born November 7, 1954 in Macomb to Richard Lee and Lola Mae (Roberts) Kempher, she married Richard William Waldmeier on August 19, 1978 in Colchester.  He died November 7, 2007 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are two sons, Zachary T. Waldmeier of Charlottesville, Virginia and Joshua A. Waldmeier of Pekin; two brothers, Larry (Elizabeth) Kempher of Rapid River, Michigan and W. Milo (Lynn) Kempher of Macomb and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Registered Nurse, Nancy was a graduate of Methodist College in Peoria and later earned her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from the University of St. Francis.

She retired from Pekin Hospital in 2014, last working as a home health nurse and had also worked at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with her husband Rick, especially camping and fishing.  She was fond of her cats, Izzy, Lucy and Calli and was a very caring person.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pekin Hospital Foundation for the Frances Tollensdorf Nursing Scholarship, 600 South 13th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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