Dorothy June Weaks
June 8, 1928 – May 18, 2018
Dorothy June Weaks, 89, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Liberty Village in Peoria with her children by her side.
She was born to Walter and Mathilda (Heyen) Hauschild on June 8, 1928 in Bunker Hill, IL.
Dorothy graduated from Gillespie Community High School in 1946 and went on to get her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 1950. She taught at Henry-Senachwine High School from 1950-1955. She later worked at Caterpillar Inc. from January 1956 as a computer operator and retired in January of 1990. Dorothy was also a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria for many years.
She was married to Don Hager from 1954 to 1967. She later married Buddie Brice Weaks on December 21, 1969 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Dorothy is survived by her two children, Denise (Bob) Elwell, and Dennis (Mary) Hager both of Princeville, IL; three stepdaughters, “Linda” Marilyn Weaks, Barb (Ken) Bloomfield and Sandy (Ed) Wood; three grandchildren, Jason (Jill) Hager, Nichole (Dan) Jolly and Andy (Bethany) Elwell; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Emma Hager; and six siblings,Melva Reid, Clarence (Nancy) Hauschild, Marguerite (Jim) Tilashalski, Norma (Stanley) Padgett, Raymond Hauschild, and Judy Douglass.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her twin brothers,Carl and Earl Hauschild, and a stepdaughter,Judy (Steve) Andrychuk.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Liberty Village of Peoria for their care and compassion,especially her hospice nurse Mae.
Per her wishes,Dorothy donated her body to Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois and requested no services.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Paws or TAPS.
- Walter Hauschild, Father
- Mathilda (Heyen) Hauschild, Mother
- Don Hager, First Husband
- Buddie Brice Weaks, Husband
- Denise (Bob) Elwell, Daughter
- Dennis (Mary) Hager, Son
- "Linda" Marilyn Weaks, Step-Daughter
- Barb (Ken) Bloomfield, Step-Daughter
- Sandy (Ed) Wood, Step-Daughter
- Jason (Jill) Hager, Grandson
- Nichole (Dan) Jolly, Granddaughter
- Andy (Bethany) Elwell, Grandson
- Jacob and Emma Hager, Great-Grandchildren
- Melva Reid, Clarence (Nancy) Hauschild, Marguerite (Jim) Tilashalski, Norma (Stanley) Padgett, Raymond Hauschild and Judy Douglass, Siblings
- Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Buddie Brice Weaks, twin brothers,Carl and Earl Hauschild, and a step-daughter,Judy (Steve) Andrychuk.
Dorothy June Weaks
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May 27, 2018
Sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing - spent a lot of our teen years at her house in Rolling Acres - good memories, hugs to Denise and Dennis from Jan and Chip Roberts and Diana Elwood Dailey
May 26, 2018
My sincere sympathy to Denise, Dennis and all the family members in your loss. I've known Dorothy for many years -- we met at Caterpillar where we both worked for over 30 years. After retirement we enjoyed a monthly luncheon with other lady friends. Dorothy loved to travel with family members (especially on cruises) and always had some nice pictures and interesting events to share with us. We will all miss our dear friend. May many happy memories bring you comfort. Shirley Eide
May 21, 2018
My Aunt Dorthy was such a special, unique woman. My first memory is my mom and dad had her wedding reception in our home when I was very young.
She took me to see a Christmas Carol Version 1970.Scrooge starred Albert Finley as Scrooge. And when the ghost of Christmas future brought him to see when he died and they all sang "Thank you very much, it's the nicest thing you've ever done for me" will for ever be with me.
I will always love and miss you Aunt Dorothy. My prayers go out to the family, Denise, Dennis and the rest of the family . ❤️