WAYNE C. PEACH
Deer Grove: - Wayne C. Peach, 77, of 31236
Cooper Road, Deer Grove, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at his home near Deer
Prayer services and Mass of Christian Burial
were this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, with Msgr. Thomas
Bales, pastor, officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery,
Tampico, with graveside military rites accorded by the Walnut American
Legion Post 179. Arrangements were completed by Garland Funeral Home,
Walnut. A memorial has been established to St. Mary's Catholic Church,
Tampico, Walnut Fire Department and Masses.
Mr. Peach was born on July 26, 1922, in Walnut,
the son of Charles Wilbur and Cora L. Mead Peach.
He married Theresa R. Egan on June 3, 1947 at
Tampico. She died Sept. 19, 1988. He farmed in the Deer Grove and Walnut
area for more than 50 years. He served in the Army in the 361st Infantry
91st Division during World War II in North Africa and Italy, and was wounded
in action twice. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, the
Farm Bureau and Walnut American Legion Post 179.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary (G.
Joseph) Weller of Elgin and Rita Peach, at home; a son, Michael Peach at
home; two brothers, Lyle (Alberta) Peach of Princeton and Willard (Nancy)
Peach of Tampico; three sisters, Ila (Chester) Allen of Princeton, Velva
Akridge and Lois (James) Hansen, both of Tampico; a granddaughter, and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, December 29, 1999 - Wednesday, pg A28, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)