Rosemary Bargmann


Died: January 28, 2014
PEKIN ~ Rosemary Bargmann, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at her home.;Born March 12, 1930 in Knox County to Thomas and Charlotte Eaker, she married Leo Donald Bargmann on May 18, 1947 in Piper City. He died February 23, 2008 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Erica Dawn Fisher, four great-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.;Surviving are one son, Donald C. Bargmann of Pekin, two daughters, Peggy A. (Michael) Fisher and Kristi L. Buff, both of Pekin, ten grandchildren, Robin (Tom) Conlin of Pekin, Rodney Ashby of Delavan, Ryan (Kim) Ashby of Pekin, Sherrill (Andy) Kolvek of Morton, Beth (Gary) Geier of Washington, Jennifer (David) Harris of Pekin, Kelley (Jeff) Bradford of Morton, Andrew Buff of South Pekin, Jennifer (Brett) Landes of Los Gatos, CA and Jeremy (Hannah) Bargmann of San Jose, CA. and nineteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves Al and Sharon Cochran, a special couple to the Bargmann family who were her dear friends and neighbors.;Rosie worked for Hyster and was the first keypunch operator in Peoria in 1950. She then worked in computer operations for the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Peoria. She last worked for McDonnell Douglas as an advanced computer programmer and finally as a customer service representative, retiring April 4, 1988.;She was a 50 year member of Celestial City Chapter 333, Order of the Eastern Star in Pekin and was a past grand lecturer. She also was a member and former officer of the Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1232 Ladies Auxiliary in Pekin.;Rosie loved the Cardinals and was fond of playing Bingo.;She was of the Methodist faith.;Her funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Rev. Clint Bargmann, her great-nephew, will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brenton Cemetery in Piper City.;Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61614.;To express condolences online, visit

Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
Phone: (309) 694-3322