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Rosemary Terpening
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Obituary for Rosemary Terpening

Rosemary Terpening, 91, of Galesburg, died 1 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

Rosemary was born September 2, 1926 in Streator, the daughter of George and Ethel (McDonald) Sabol.  She married E. Dale Terpening in Palmyra, MO.  He preceded her in death on June 24, 2004.  Rosemary is survived by her pride and joy, two granddaughters, Gina (Orlee) Lucero and Laura (Chris) Oestreicher both of Galesburg; as well as six grandchildren, Taylor, Ashton, and Joey Lucero, Christopher, Megan, and Kate Oestreicher.  She is also survived by one brother and one sister.  Along with her husband and parents, Rosemary was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Peck on May 28, 2017 and one sister.

Rosemary attended Galesburg Schools and Brown’s Business College.  She worked at the former Hotel Custer and Montgomery Ward’s for several years and spent the last almost 30 years at Hy-Vee in Galesburg. Rosemary was a devout Catholic and longtime member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a very active parent and PTO member at St. Joseph’s Academy and Corpus Christi High School in Galesburg.  She spent many years attending all the events of her granddaughters and great grandchildren.  Rosemary was also very active in St. Vincent DePaul.  She loved spending time in her garden and tending to flowers.  Rosemary was always the life of the party and loved to dance.

Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with the rosary being prayed at 10 a.m.  The funeral mass will follow at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. William T. Miller will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Galesburg.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.  Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

20

Sep

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Service

Wednesday

20

Sep

10:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Rosary

Service

Wednesday

20

Sep

10:30 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph's Cemetery

Monmouth Blvd
Galesburg, IL 61401


Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent De Paul

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