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Obituaries

Tamra L. Bierbom

Tamra Bierbom
Tamra Bierbom

Tamra L. Bierbom, 59, of Utica passed away Jan. 8, 2020, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
A Celeb-ration of Life will be 1-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Mend-ota Elks Club. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.
Tamra was born Jan. 28, 1960, in Mendota to Lyle and Carol (Hill) Wendel.
Tami graduated from Mendota High School in 1978, Illinois Valley Community College in 1980 and Western Illinois University in 1981. Besides her children, her passions were coffee, chocolate and shopping.
She is survived by her mother, of Mendota; her three children, Kendra (Dustin) Wolford of Princeton, Kelsey Bokus of Utica and Cole Bokus of Utica.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father in 2014.
Memorials may be directed to Cops 4 Cancer and the Pink Ribbon Club through Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

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