Vicki L. Gauwitz

March 24, 1950 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 67)
EAST PEORIA - Vicki L. Gauwitz, 67, of East Peoria passed away at 5:28 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, surrounded by friends and family.

Born on March 24, 1950 in Peoria to Harry E. and Carrie E. Schoonover Bohm, she married Charles F. Gauwitz, her best friend, on July 19, 1968 in Peoria; he survives. Vicki was very proud of the fact they had loved, laughed and cried together for almost 49 wonderful years.

Also surviving are 2 sons, Tim (Angie) Gauwitz and Bret (Crissy) Gauwitz, both of East Peoria; 1 daughter, Heather Gauwitz of East Peoria; 3 sisters, Sharon (Bill) Neff of Washington, Carole (Chuck) White of Morton, and Brenda (Albert) Jones of Washington; 5 grandchildren, Kara, Emma, Samantha, Gavin, and Ashlyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, and 3 brothers.

Vicki provided in-home childcare for 17 years. She was known as "Aunt Vicki" to many. Vicki enjoyed fishing, gardening, and feeding the birds and squirrels. She was a member of Faith Church in Washington and was a devoted Christian who loved Jesus. Her best accomplishment and pride was her love for her family, friends and mostly God. Everyone who knew her will always think of her with much happiness when it snows. The family would like to thank the staff at Illinois CancerCare and OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for their loving care for Vicki.

A funeral service for Vicki will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria. Pastor Steve Graffis will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Monday, May 1, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude or OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Cemetery Details

Roberts Cemetery
300 W. Jefferson
Morton, IL,


MAY 1. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - East Peoria

444 E. Washington Street

East Peoria, IL, US, 61611


MAY 2. 02:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - East Peoria

444 E. Washington Street

East Peoria, IL, US, 61611

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