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Maria N. Syoen, 95, of Altamont died at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with the Rev. Ralph Zetzl officiating. Burial will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Maria was born on Tuesday, March 7, 1922, in Chicago Heights, to Louis and Ada (Chipolla) D'Amico. She married Gerald Syoen on Oct. 26, 1957, and he preceded her in death in 2004. She was affiliated with the Catholic Church. She had been a homemaker and an office manager prior to her retirement.
She is survived by her daughters, June Morrow of Evanston, and Andrea Peck of Green Valley, Arizona; two grandchildren, Amy Robinson and John Shemaitis; two brothers, Lawrence and Louis; and two sisters, Elsie and Alvina.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; and two sisters.
Published on May 19, 2017
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