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Margaret Priess

June 14, 1937 December 24, 2019
Margaret Priess
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Obituary for Margaret Priess

Margaret K. “Maggie” Priess, 82, of Altamont, died at 4:25 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Mattoon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont with Rev. Christudasan Kurisadima officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clare Catholic cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. with a 4:30 p.m. Rosary at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to Illinois Kidney Foundation, Boy’s Town of Nebraska, or to the donor’s choice.

Margaret was born June 14, 1937 in Long Island City, NY to Gerald and Mary Ellen (McCallin) Fallon. She married Harold Priess on August 31, 1957 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens, NY.

She was blessed with 3 children. One son, Edward of Altamont; two daughters, Jody Ann Priess and Lynn Quick of Altamont; four grandchildren, Jesse (Shanna) Purgerson of Altamont, Dylan Osteen of Granite City, IL, Brittany Osteen of Altamont, and Lance Priess of Dieterich; three great-grandchildren, Callyn Dye, Dalilah and Abel Purgerson of Altamont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Ellen Ralph; nephew, Robert E. Ralph; and mother and father-in-law, Walter and Ella Priess.

She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church and the CCW. She enjoyed being on the dinner committee at church. She always loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved having them all together.

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4:00 PM 12/30/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/30/2019 7:00:00 PM
Gieseking Funeral Home

208 North 2nd Street
Altamont, IL 62411

With a 4:30 PM Rosary Service

Gieseking Funeral Home
208 North 2nd Street Altamont 62411 IL
United States





10:00 AM 12/31/2019 10:00:00 AM
Gieseking Funeral Home

208 North 2nd Street
Altamont, IL 62411

Gieseking Funeral Home
208 North 2nd Street Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Clare Cemetery Final Resting Place

10642 North 300th Street
Altamont, IL 62411

10642 North 300th Street Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Donor's Choice

National Kidney Foundation

30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016

Boys Town of Nebraska

14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, Nebraska 68010

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