Elizabeth "Liz" Biegler
December 10, 1924 – January 20, 2020
Elizabeth "Liz" Biegler, 95, of Peoria, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born December 10, 1924 in Dillon Township to Eurvon and Anna (Rodenbush) Atkins. She married Pastor Clare E. Biegler in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1975. Also preceding her in death were her parents, her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Knapp and four brothers, Robert "Bob" Atkins, William "Bill" Atkins, Allan Atkins and Walter "Walt" Atkins.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosie Biegler and Evie Biegler both of Peoria, four grandchildren, Raymond (Tamara) Knapp III of Rockton, IL, Malinda Jensen of Maryland, Megan Knapp of Kansas City, MO., and Molly Painter of Adel, IA. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Zoey, Samantha, Alina, Clarissa and Kimberly; a sister, Janis Riddle of Hopedale and many nieces and nephews.
Liz was a 40 year member of the former Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and a current member of Grace and Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria. She was also a member of the Heart of Illinois Via De Cristo, Cursillo and the senior citizens group at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. She worked as an Registered Nurse with OSF St. Francis Medical Center for many years retiring in 1989. Liz enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, putting together puzzles, dominoes, cards and gardening.
A funeral service will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service at Grace and Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria. Burial will follow the service at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Grace and Peace Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be submitted to www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.
Grace and Peace Lutheran Church
7611 N. Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614
- Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020
Elizabeth "Liz" Biegler
January 23, 2020
DEAR ROSIE & EVIE, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS OF YOUR DEAR MOTHER! SHE WAS ALWAYS SO NICE TO ME WHEN I'D COME TO VISIT OR GO OUT WITH YOU! I KNOW YOU'LL MISS HER VERY MUCH! LOVE & PRAYERS, PAT
January 22, 2020
My sympathies to Liz’s family. I worked with Liz for many years on postpartum at St Francis Hospital- as it was then. She was a great nurse and a joy to know. I’m sure she is hearing ,”Well done good and faithful servant.”
January 21, 2020
I don't have any personal memories other than enjoying her company at family reunions. My mother was a 1st cousin to Elizabeth and shared childhood stories about them together when they were growing up. I know "Liz" was loved by her family.