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St Joseph Church
Tuesday August 9th, 2022

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Pauline J. Schweickert

Pauline Jean Schweickert

Born:     March 2, 1934

Died:     August 3, 2022

Pauline J. Schweickert, age 88, of Peru, IL passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Ottawa, IL.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at St Joseph Church in Peru The Rev J A Small will officiate. Cremation rites will follow the services. Burial will be at a later date in St Valentine Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Pauline was born March 2, 1934, in Peru, the adopted daughter of Frank and Lola(Marsh) Guziec.

Pauline lived in Peru her entire life. She graduated from St. Mary's Grade School in 1948 and from St. Joseph's Commercial High in 1950.  She worked at Westclox and Illinois Bell Telephone Company before moving to Washington, D.C. to work for the I.R.S. and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  After returning to Peru, she became engaged to Francis Schweickert.  They married in 1954 at St. Mary's Church and were together until his death in 2016.

She enjoyed sewing clothes for her daughters, reading, listening to music, and taking long walks around Peru.

Pauline is survived by her daughters, Mary Beth Schweickert of Eureka, CA; Julie (Cliff) Hawley of Lombard, IL; and Ann (Brad) Lamboley of Granville, IL; and one son, Steven Schweickert of Peru, IL; six grandchildren, David (Rachael) Schweickert, Kathryn Hawley, Meghan (Tyler) Moody, Lucas (Nicole) Hawley, Benjamin Lamboley and Grace Lamboley and six great-grandchildren.  Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Francis, son Mark, son David, and daughter Therese.

Pauline led a deeply spiritual life through her Catholic faith.  She had great compassion for the suffering people in our world.  Her days were filled with prayer and she recited many rosaries for those in need of mercy and love.  She was a beautiful reflection of the message of Jesus and passed this love on to her children and grandchildren.

We, the family of Pauline, express our deepest gratitude to OSF Hospice St. Elizabeth's of Ottawa, IL, and to the nurses and aides who cared for our mom with compassion, skill, and love over the past year.  Without their help, our mom would not have been able to spend her final months in the home she loved.

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Pauline was so nice to me and welcome me into the family. We enjoyed many laughs and fun together. She will be missed. God bless you Pauline.

Mary Jane Schweickert Aug 9 2022 1:25 PM

Pauline was chosen as my Godmother. My deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers. Love Mary Beth (Leszczynski) Loebach

Mary B Loebach Aug 6 2022 4:53 PM

Thoughts and prayers for you all. Love, Claire

Claire Meier Aug 5 2022 9:19 PM