Marguerite DeBlieck Birthday


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 11:19 am
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Marguerite DeBlieck, Geneseo, will celebrate her 90th birthday Jan. 3. A card shower is being held in honor of the occasion. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Marguerite DeBlieck, Geneseo Good Samaritan Village, 704 S. Illinois St., Geneseo, IL 61254.
She was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Prophetstown, to Gilbert and Ella Egert Park. Marguerite married Ralph DeBlieck (deceased, 2011) on May 23, 1942, in Geneseo. She farmed with her husband in Henry County until retirement.
As a resident of Good Samaritan Village, she enjoys playing bingo and visits from her friends.
Her family includes four sons and spouses, Ken and Vicki DeBlieck, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; Randy and Carol DeBlieck, Aurora, Colo.; Tom and Kathy De Blieck, Plant City, Fla.; and Dennis and Lori (Lewis) DeBlieck, Littleton, Colo. She has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.












 



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