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Gretchen Peters-Hantel

April 12, 1940 June 21, 2019
Gretchen Peters-Hantel
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Obituary for Gretchen Peters-Hantel

Gretchen Peters-Hantel, 79, of Decatur, IL passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation two hours prior to the service at the church. Private family burial will be held at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to Holy Family Scholarship Fund or Cancer Care Center of Decatur.
Gretchen was born on April 12, 1940 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Dorothy (Utes) and Frank Sasgen. She graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School and attended Millikin University. Her marriage to Jack Gadberry in 1960 ended in divorce. She was later widowed by James Peters in 1993 and Robert Hantel in 2006. Gretchen had careers in travel, real estate and banking. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, PEO Chapter MR and South Side Country Club.
Gretchen is survived by her sons: Sean (Nancy) Gadberry, Steve Gadberry and Craig (Camber) Gadberry; grandchildren: Hannah and Connor Gadberry, Joelle Gadberry, Katie and Seth Mason, Benjamin Olsen; great grandchildren: Avery and Quinn Mason; step-children: Kevin (Debbie) Peters, Jeff (Rena) Peters, Jamie and Kurt Peters, Heidi Hantel-Overton and Gretchen Hantel; sister-in-law: Brenda Gadberry; nephews: David (Kim) Gadberry and Justin Gadberry; Many, many close friends and PEO sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father: John Barrett, two husbands and her sister Karen.


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

13

Jul

11:30 AM 7/13/2019 11:30:00 AM - 1:30 PM 7/13/2019 1:30:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

2400 S. Franklin Street Road Decatur, IL 62521

Holy Family Catholic Church
2400 S. Franklin Street Road Decatur, IL 62521

memorial mass

Saturday

13

Jul

1:30 PM 7/13/2019 1:30:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

2400 S. Franklin Street Road Decatur, IL 62521

Holy Family Catholic Church
2400 S. Franklin Street Road Decatur, IL 62521

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Gilead Cemetery Final Resting Place

Franklin Street Decatur, IL 62521

Franklin Street Decatur, IL 62521
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