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Mary Margaret Pejril

December 1, 1938 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 78)

Mary Margaret Pejril, 78, of Fox Lake, formerly of Park Ridge, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

She was born December 1, 1938, in Chicago, to Burton and Zelpha (nee Rosenow) Scheidt.

Mary received her Masters of Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Northern Illinois University. She was a member of the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, the Antioch’s Women’s Club, and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Bede Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan E. (John B.) Holt and Veronica J. (Carissa O’Connor) Pejril; grandchildren, Benjamin, Joseph, Francis, Rebecca, Michael and Melissa; sister-in-law, Mary Kay Scheidt; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Ronald Pejril; daughter, Mary Zelpha Horton; three brothers, Richard, Robert, Sr., John Scheidt, and sister-in-law, Nancy Scheidt.

The visitation will be Tuesday, October 17, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake. Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, at St. Bede Catholic Church, 36455 N. Wilson Rd., Ingleside, IL 60041.

A private family entombment will take place at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Teach For America,

You may leave online condolences for the family at, or for information call, 847-587-2100.

 Service Information

October 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Funeral Mass
October 18, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Bede Catholic Church
36455 N. Wilson Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041

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