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Margaret L. "Peggy" SweetlandMargaret L. “Peggy” Sweetland 80 of Peru. Died June 17, 2019 in her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Monday June 24, 2019 in St Valentine Church. Rev Jeffrey A. Small will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Arlington, IL. Visitation will be Monday in the church from 10:00 AM till time of services. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted the arrangements. Peggy was born December 6,1938 in Spring Valley, IL to Matthew and Agnes (Cassidy) Lucas. She worked at Westclox, Electrical Utilities Co. La Salle and then retired from the News Tribune. She was a member of St Valentine Church. Peggy is survived by her daughters Lee Ann (Gene) Davis of Naples, FL., Terry (Bill) Terry of Peru and Sheila Hopkins of Redondo Beach, CA. Her grandchildren Billy (Michelle) Terry, Chantel Terry, Rachael (Cameron) McDonough, Zachery Terry, Nolan (Amanda) Hopkins, Tara Condie, Dylon Terry and Sydney Hopkins. Her Great Grandchildren Lucas, Jaxon, Harper, Claire, Ellary and Harley. Peggy is also survived by her sister Patrice Lucas of La Salle and her brother Robert (Delores) Lucas of Spring Valley. Peggy was preceded in death by 6 sisters Dolores Galletti, Margery Zawacki, Mary Thompson, Madonna Mae Lucas, Madonna Mini and Beverly Derix. Her 2 brothers James and Matthew Lucas.
What I remember most about Aunt Peggy (aside from being a dedicated mother) was that she was always ready to have a good time and enjoy life. I used to laugh when she would say, "Let's party!" She loved to celebrate her Irish heritage, enjoyed family birthdays, baby showers and weddings, attended many plays and concerts and vacationed often. She was a special part of the Lucas family and was always there to make life's special moments more fun... Dawn Alberty
Dawn Alberty Jun 25 2019 3:35 PM
Aunt Peggy was a wonderful Aunt. She was a hard worker but also had a free spirited side. She liked nice cars, pretty clothes and any social event that encircled her with the love of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters and brothers. She was s beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. We will miss you Aunt Peggy.
Denise Mini Jun 21 2019 10:53 PM
I remember my Godmother Aunt Peggy as fun to be around and full of life. She was so pretty and petite. She loved sharp cars and every time she bought a new one she would ride to Dalzell to show my Mom. They would take it for a spin! She was one of the coolest people that I have ever known and I will never forget her. Donna Marenda
Donna Marenda Jun 20 2019 11:38 AM
Aunt Peggy was always very special to me. She watched me when I was young while my Mom was working. I have found memories & often think of how Aunt Peggy used to dance to Elvis Presley records while doing household chores. Aunt Peggy was a Sweet & Kind Lady, always reflecting a smile & enthusiasm in her eyes. She will forever be thought of & missed. Kathryn & Tom Zawacki
Tom Zawacki Jun 18 2019 2:23 PM