Wheeler, Peggy

Peggy Diann (Sornberger) Wheeler

Peggy Diann (Sornberger) Wheeler, 73, Illinois City, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospital with her husband and children by her side.

She was born on December 4, 1947, to Ross and Helen (Miller) Sornberger. She married Allen Holden and later married Glenn Wheeler of Illinois City. 

Surviving is her husband, Glenn Wheeler of Illinois City; two children: Nancy (Joe) Rundle and Bill (Donna) Holden all of Oneida; three grandchildren: David (Cassidy) Hazlett, Galesburg; Dewey (Paige Swanson) Wataga, and Erin Holden, Oneida One great-granddaughter, Vivianne Hazlett, Galesburg. In addition to her immediate family, survivors include two sisters, Joan Hilton, Quincy and Caroline (Fran) Taylor, Silvis, and a sister-in-law, Karen Sornberger, Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ronnie Ross Sornberger. 

She was a 1966 graduate of Galesburg High School and a 1979 graduate of Carl Sandburg College LPN program. Peggy worked in a variety of settings as a LPN, some of which included Galesburg Cottage Hospital, the office of Dr Prakash Khot in Oneida and Galva, Heartland Health Care, and later as a home care nurse. 

She was a past member of Bethel Baptist Church, and regularly attended Muscatine YMCA.  In addition to spending time with her family, Peggy thoroughly enjoyed tending to her flower gardens as well as quilting, crocheting, and sewing.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois with visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service. Interment will be in the Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Moody Bible Institute or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through

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