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Mary Lorden

May 13, 1933 January 2, 2020
Mary Lorden
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Obituary for Mary Lorden

Mary A. (Bender) Lorden, 86, of Peru, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at her home.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Saint Mary’s Church, Peru with Monsignor Richard Soseman, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 PM Friday at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru. Additional visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of services Saturday at the church.

Mary was born May 13, 1933 in Chicago to George and Barbara Ann (Weimer) Bender. She married James P. Lorden on June 7, 1952 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1997. She worked at Wal-Mart for 30 years. Her Catholic faith was very important to her, and she was a member of Saint Mary’s Church, Peru.

She was a hardworking, loving, giving, classy woman who made everyone feel welcome in her home. She taught her children the meaning of family, patience and love. She could cook for 11, have a clean house and kick up her heels dancing with our father. She was magic. She was a gift. She was our beloved mom.

Surviving are her children, James (Connie) Lorden of Peru, Michael (Margo) Lorden of Spring Valley, Mary (John) Snell of Palm Bay, FL, Karen Lorden of Melbourne, FL, Lawrence (Marcia) Lorden of Valdosta, GA, Brian (Patty) Lorden of LaSalle, Laurette Gunia of Peru, Dan (Theresa) Lorden of Whitehall, MI, Cheryl (Dave) Alleman of Utica, Tracy (Rob) Ellis of East Peoria and Nicole Lorden of Peoria; many grandchildren (including great and great-great) and one sister, Barbara Doane of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Rosemary, George and James “Uncle Buck” Bender and her husband, James – the love of her life.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Illinois Cancer Care of Peru.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Jan

4:00 PM 1/10/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/10/2020 7:00:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Peru

909 Pike Street
Peru, IL 61354

Mueller Funeral Home, Peru
909 Pike Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

11

Jan

9:30 AM 1/11/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1/11/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Church - Peru

1325 Sixth St.
Peru, IL 61354

St. Mary's Church - Peru
1325 Sixth St. Peru 61354 IL
United States

Mass

Saturday

11

Jan

10:00 AM 1/11/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Church - Peru

1325 Sixth St.
Peru, IL 61354

St. Mary's Church - Peru
1325 Sixth 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

Illinois Cancer Care of Peru

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