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Willaneta Pieroni

November 26, 1928 — October 28, 2017

Willaneta F. Pieroni, 88, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Willaneta was born on November 26, 1928, in Council Bluffs, IA, a daughter of John T. and Esther E. (Damerow) Armstrong. She married Paul J. Pieroni on March 17, 1950, in Chicago, while they were both students at the University of Chicago. Her parents and one brother, John E. Armstrong preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Paul J. Pieroni of Peoria; children, Paul S. Pieroni of Tucson, AZ, Mark A. (Cathleen) of San Diego, CA and Beth Schlicksup of Peoria; grandchildren, Laura (James) Grange, Maria, Anna Rose, Ethan and Francesca Pieroni, Christopher, Matthew and Nicholas Schlicksup and Christina (Clinton) Small; and siblings, Carole M. Beal-Richard and Dean A. Armstrong.
Willaneta and Paul raised their children in Merrillville, IN and retired to Peoria in 1988, in order to be close to family.
She was a member of First Federated Church in Peoria. Her faith in God was evident in how she lived her life and lovingly cared for her family. She was dearly loved by her family, who feels so blessed to have had her as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
There will be no public visitation. Services will be private and inurnment will be at a later date.
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