Peggy Orrison

May 9, 2019

Peggy L. Orrison, 86, of Herscher, passed away Monday (May 6, 2019) at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee.

She was born Oct. 6, 1932, the daughter of Leo and Virginia (Edwards) Brosamer. Peggy married Jim Orrison on March 23, 1952, in Waynesville. She and Jim celebrated 60 years together prior to him preceding her in death in 2012.

Peggy helped Jim for many years in the operation of their funeral home in Herscher. During her leisure time, Peggy enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and gardening.

Surviving are her sons, Mark (Patricia) Orrison, of Wheaton, and Jon Orrison, of Urbana; three grandchildren, Alexandra, of Sycamore, Eric, of Maple Grove, Minn., and Nathan Orrison, of Wheaton; and her sisters, Marcella (Louie) Tesh, of Lincoln, and Jacqueline (Norman) Anderson, of Lakeland, Fla.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas Eric Orrison; and her brother, Robert Brosamer.

Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded by Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Herscher Pilot Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.

Please sign her online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.