Catherine H. (Potthoff) Sale, 84, of Peru died at 6:01 p.m. Oct. 25, 2009, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Peru. The Rev. Harold Datzman, O.S.B., will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with recital of the rosary at 4:45 p.m.

She was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Peru to Chris and Lena (Boer) Potthoff. She married Raymond Sale on Sept. 20, 1946.

Mrs. Sale was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Survivors are three daughters, Linda (John) Ziel of Spring Valley, Rosemary (Rod) Walk of DePue and Phyllis (Greg) Robinson of Sycamore; two sons, Gregg (Virginia) Sale of Northfield, Wis., and William (Patricia) Sale of Warsaw, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clement (Irene) Potthoff of Peru; and two sisters, Louise (Walt) Schlagheck of Waukesha, Wis. and Sharon Potthoff of Peru.

She is preceded in death by her husband on March 30, 1994; and four brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be directed to Horizon House, IVCH Foundation or Mass cards.
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