Mary E. Walin, 95, of Varna Ill., died on May 8, 2021 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Born on April 29, 1926 to the late Edward and Nellie (Antrim) Armbruster in rural Marshall County Illinois, she married Willis Walin on September 20, 1947 in Peoria. Willis passed away on February 24, 2015.
Mary was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing and served at Saint Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley for over 29 years. She later worked at Monte Casino Manor Nursing Home in Toluca and doing private care for people in their homes, all this while taking care of five boys.
Mary was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lacon and also a member of the Varna Women’s Club.
Mary is survived by her sons Greg (Young Mi) of Henry, Phillip (Laura) of Glendale Ariz., Steve (Julie) of Boise Idaho, Curt (Deborah) of Varna, Bryan of Westmont Ill.; brothers Paul Armbruster of Henry, Edward (Leah) Armbruster of Orland Park Ill.; sisters Laura Focci of Toluca, Ethel Prokaski of Varna, Patricia (Gary) Sager of Varna, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lacon at 11:00 on Tuesday May 18 with a visitation held from 9:30 to 10:30 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Burial will be in The Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Varna Ambulance or her church and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com
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