Celebrating the life of Jean Wasiloski McDonald
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Jean married Ernest on August 23, 1958. They raised two children, Marcia, and Tony. Jean
worked for Standard Oil, the Peoria Health Department, and Methodist Hospital throughout her career. Jean was well known for her love of Christ and her family. She belonged to St. Joseph Parish in Pekin, IL the majority of her life and also St. Justin the Martyr in Largo, FL.
Jean had a passion for her faith, her love of Jesus Christ, and her family. She was an avid reader, she loved dancing with her husband, and was a great cook. Her family will always remember her advice "Keep Jesus in Your Heart" and her favorite saying "Betcha My Heart I Love you!"
Continuing to spread her love, her family includes: her loving husband, Ernest J. McDonald; her two children, Marcia (Bill Reilly) of Pekin, IL, and Anthony McDonald of St. Louis, MO; her
grandchildren, Marissa (Jeff Dobie), Keith Reilly, and Ashleigh (Donovan Tilk); her three
great-grandchildren, Max, Jake, and MiaClaire; her brother, Mark Wasiloski (Tanya) of
Creve Coeur, IL and their children, whom Jean loved very much. She simply adored her
family, and they adored her!
A memorial Mass will be held for Jean on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. with visitation at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. Father Michael Andrejek will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.
The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin, IL with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at abtsmortuary.com
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