Chris DeTrempe’s Mother’s Obituary

Mary A. DeTrempe               (May 22, 1927 – February 19, 2013)

PEORIA – Mary Amberg DeTrempe, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, surrounded by her children.

Mary was born in Peoria on May 22, 1927, to Louis E. and Frances (Lammers) Amberg in Peoria. She married L. David DeTrempe on October 16, 1948 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Anne; a grandson, Jacob Willi; and a son-in-law, Bill Hughes.

Mary is survived by her eleven children, David Jr.(Dale) DeTrempe of Wauwatosa, WI, Therese (Ron) Gruber of Peoria, Katherine (Ken) Wolbeck of Peoria, Elizabeth (Dave) Thomas of San Antonio, TX, Frances (Larry) Solomon of Peoria, Maureen (Rick) Smith of St. Augustine, FL, Mary Susan (Marty) Willi of Peoria, Peter (Rosemarie) DeTrempe of Houston, TX, Mark (Cindy) DeTrempe of Barrington, IL, Christopher (Corinne) DeTrempe of South Bend, IN, and Thomas (Desiree) DeTrempe of Winnetka, IL; thirty-nine grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Mary was a 1945 graduate of the Academy of Our Lady, where she served as senior class president and was named Academy Girl that same year. She attended Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, where she studied history and developed a life-long passion for politics and reading.

A devoted wife and mother, Mary dedicated herself to serving others. She was a member of the Easter Seals Ladies Auxiliary and on the executive board of the Chemical Dependency Center at Proctor Hospital. Mary also volunteered at St. Patrick’s Day Care Center and at St. Philomena Catholic Church.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at St. Philomena Catholic Church with Father David Richardson officiating. Visitation will from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, February 22 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. preceding the visitation at the mortuary. An additional visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the funeral Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception or to the Peoria Notre Dame High School Building Fund.

Chris’ mailing address is 14154 Stonehurst Court, Granger, IN 46530

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