Vera Josephine Schweigert

–  04/15/2020



Vera Schweigert, 100,  passed away on April 15, 2020.  She was born Vera Josephine Tonkin in Melrose Park, Illinois on April 9, 1920.  Many called her Vee.

She lived a full life.  Often she told of her school activities including spelling bees, sports, and friends.  In 1939, Vera married her childhood sweetheart, Lee.  He passed away in 2008 after 68 1/2 years of marriage.  Others preceding her in death are her son, Jerry; her sister, Dorothy; and her brother, Stan.

Surviving are her children Barb Johnson, Ron (Linda) Schweigert, and Roger (Diana) Schweigert; grandchildren Jodi, Jeff, Amy, Steve, Joellyn, Brian, Amber, Danielle, Michelle, Josh, and Tyler; many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Vera loved family gatherings, celebrating many holidays and special occasions.  She was very social, keeping a connection with numerous friends throughout the years.  She resided in Illinois, California during WWll, Wisconsin, and Florida with the last nine years in Peoria, IL near her granddaughter Joellyn.

There will be a private graveside burial due to the Covid-19  situation with a Celebration of Life at a later date.  Memorials may be sent in her name to her last home where the staff was very kind and loving:

                                                                                              Staff of Manor Court

                                                                                              Liberty Village

                                                                                              6900 N. Stalworth Dr.

                                                                                              Peoria, IL 61615




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