- August 27, 1961 - July 24, 2010
- Nauvoo, Illinois
of Valerie's Passing
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“Lydia and family So sorry to hear about your daughter. The loss of a child has to be the worst kind of heartbreak there is. Just know that you...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Peggy Chaney - Marion, IA
“Lydia - when I saw you earlier this past spring, I was saddened to hear of Valerie's courageous battle. She was such a bright light. My thoughts...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Julie Pappas Miera - Albuquerque, NM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in her memories. It's times like this that make us...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Amy Fedler
“Misty, Although I only met your mother once, I know that her memories with live on with you forever! I will pray for strength for you and your...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Merri Lenz - Urbandale, IA
“Lydia, I am so sorry for you and am remembering you and your family in my prayers.She was a beautiful girl, and I'm sure you are very proud of her. ...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: barbara boyer - sand springs, OK
“Rick, I am sorry for your loss. Val was a sweetheart and will be missed.
6 of 20 | Posted by: Russell Rings - Friend
“Dear Lydia, Cindy and families, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Valerie was a fun little girl who blossomed into a beautiful woman. I...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Coppage Edwards
“Im am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
8 of 20 | Posted by: Sarah Barnes - Keokuk, IA
“My condolences are with Misty and the rest of Valerie's family. You have lost a good woman, but your loss is heaven's gain. She'll be the belle of...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Cara & Nick Piersee - Keokuk, IA
“To Valerie's family and friends I am so sorry to hear of Valerie passing. I worked with Valerie at Methode and she was such a wonderful person always...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: VIcki Brown - Coldwater, MI
“Lydia and Cindy, I was so sorry to learn of Valeries illness and passing. I have such wonderful memories of the fun times I had with Valerie and...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Joy (Hoffmeister) Pankow - MN
“Lydia and family you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May God keep you strong for your family. keep in touch.
12 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Mosier - Grand Mound, IA
“Valerie was one of my best friends and I have such great memories of our stunts together. We always had alot of fun she will be greatly missed..her...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: crystal ( baker)bohnenkamp
“I love you so much and will forever miss you, you were such a positive wonderful part of my life......My favorite Aunt! ;)
14 of 20 | Posted by: jessica peitz - Val is my aunt.
“Misty & Brandy, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time
Love Dale and Karen
15 of 20 | Posted by: Dale and Karen Miller
“Val had such a good attitude throughout her illness. She always had a smile. Many people will miss her.
16 of 20 | Posted by: Linda McEntee - friend
“We had some good times during high school. Valerie was fun to hang out with and always quick with a laugh and smile. I'm sure she is missed greatly.
17 of 20 | Posted by: Lori (Lampe) Fairlie - friend
“My thoughts and prayers ae with you. I have very fond memories of Valerie when we were in highschool. She was always a good friend.
18 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa (Lampe) Hansen - friend
“Lydia,Cindy, so sorry to hear about Valerie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
19 of 20 | Posted by: Lani Powers - Ft Madison, IA
“Only met Val a couple of times...both my grandaughters (Jordan and Katie Bush) loved her so much! She was very good to them.I'm so sorry for your...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: patty french - dallas city, IL
Valerie Ann Peterschmidt Pilkington, 48, of Nauvoo, IL and formerly of Ft. Madison, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at her home after a two year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born on August 27, 1961 in Ft. Madison, IA to Victor and Lydia Daniels Peterschmidt. On June 22, 1980 she married Joseph Bowen in Ft. Madison; they later divorced. She then married Rick Pilkington on November 26, 1991 in Carthage, IL. Valerie was a CNA at Ft. Madison Health Center and also worked at Armour Dial, Methode Electronics and the Nauvoo Mill & Bakery. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Valerie loved riding horses and spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include her husband, Rick Pilkington of Nauvoo, IL; two daughters, Brandy Bowen of Ft. Madison and Misty (Aaron) Nolan of St. Louis, MO; her mother, Lydia Peterschmidt of Ft. Madison; her granddaughter, Addison Bowen; her sister, Cindy (Jeff) Manning of West Point, IA; two step children, Marlo Pilkington of Keokuk and Brenton Pilkington of New York; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Friends may call after 2 PM on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. David Wilkening officiating.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House or PAW Animal Shelter.
Online condolences and a memorial tribute video may be viewed at www.kinglynk.com