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Doris May Grusk

May 12, 1923 June 4, 2019
Doris May Grusk
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Doris May (Debo) Grusk, 96, of Peru, passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of June 4, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church, Peru with Rev. Ronald Margherio, OSB officiating and Rev. Gary Blake and Rev. Gregory Jarzombek, OSB as co-concelebrants. Burial will follow in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7:00 PM Tuesday at the church with recital of the Rosary at 3:30 PM. There will be no additional visitation on the day of the funeral. Arrangements are entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru.

Doris was born May 12,1923 in Peru to Harry J. and Margaret (Dee) Debo. She was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School, Class of 1941 and LPO Junior College.

Doris married her high school sweetheart, Robert Edward Grusk on October 12, 1946 at St. Mary’s Church, Peru, officiated by Rev. Michael Gildea. From this union, they were blessed with five children: Barbara Doherty of Utica, Marilyn (Rudy) Galletti of Peru, Susan (Mark) Van De Wyngaerde of Oglesby, Robert Grusk of LaSalle and Lori (Thomas) Tyrrell of Dundee. They lived in Michigan and Ohio while her husband managed F.W. Woolworth stores. They returned to the Illinois Valley area in 1965 to partner in the family business, Debo True Value Hardware.

Doris enjoyed playing bridge in various card clubs including the St. Joseph’s Couples Bridge Group. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Peru, St. Joseph’s Altar and Rosary Society, Platters Club, Potpourri Club, Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary, LaSalle Federated Woman’s Club, Red Cross Mobile Meals and was past president of the Zonta Club. She worked in the family business in her youth and upon her return to the area.

Doris was survived by her beloved husband, Robert who then passed away two days later on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Survivors also include their five children; 13 grandchildren, Brian (Mandy), Kevin (Faith) and Matt (Julia) Doherty, Katherine (Doug) Kotecki, Nick (Kristi) and Neal Galletti, Tara (Will) Gross and Michael Eric Van De Wyngaerde, Nora, Emma and Mary Kate Grusk and T.J. and Kayla Tyrrell; 11 great-grandchildren, James, Connor, Brendan, Rose and May Doherty, Emily, Piper and Molly Kotecki, Grant Galletti and Ella and Gavin Lamboley, a niece, Lee Ann “Dixie” Hannigan and a nephew, Michael Debo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, James Doherty; grandson, Eric Scott Van De Wyngaerde; two brothers and their wives, Delmer (Dorothy) and George (Ann) Debo and a baby sibling in 1920; two nephews, Delmer and Harry Debo and numerous aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph’s Altar and Rosary Society, Alzheimer’s Research or Breast Cancer Research.


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Rosary

Tuesday

11

Jun

3:30 PM 6/11/2019 3:30:00 PM
St. Joseph's Church

1925 Fifth St.
Peru, IL 61354

St. Joseph's Church
1925 Fifth St. Peru 61354 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

11

Jun

4:00 PM 6/11/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Joseph's Church

1925 Fifth St.
Peru, IL 61354

St. Joseph's Church
1925 Fifth St. Peru 61354 IL
United States

Mass

Wednesday

12

Jun

11:00 AM 6/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church

1925 Fifth St.
Peru, IL 61354

St. Joseph's Church
1925 Fifth St. Peru 61354 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Peru City Cemetery Final Resting Place

2121 Shooting Park Rd.
Peru, IL 61354

2121 Shooting Park Rd. Peru 61354 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph's Altar & Rosary Society

1925 Fifth St.
Peru, IL 61354
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