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Frances Victor

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 8:26 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 2:45 p.m. CDT

LADD — Frances C. Victor, 87, of Ladd passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Fran was born March 24, 1927, in Spring Valley, to Donald “Jack” and Mary (Ferrero) Bernardi. She was a graduate of LPO Junior College in Peru. Fran had worked at Westclox in Peru, followed by Bernardi Printer’s in Normal and retired from Ladd Community Consolidated School as a bookkeeper and secretary. She married Merrill Victor on May 21, 1949, at St. Benedict Church, where she was an active member of the church Altar and Rosary Society. Fran also served on the Ladd Library Board.

Frannie is remembered for her kind heart, warming everyone she met in a special way. Her selfless character was unlike any other. Every thought and action exemplified the epitome of true and genuine love. Fran was the true personification of loyalty.

She is survived by her children, Bernard (Lynn) Victor of Ladd and Brian (Dave Graber) Victor of Wilmington, N.C.; her five grandchildren, Alison (Eric) Bryant, Lauren (Jake) Armstrong, Emily Victor, Michele Victor and Anthony Victor; two great-grandchildren, Max and Luke Bryant; two brothers, Donald (Celia) Bernardi of Pontiac and Joseph (Barbara) Bernardi of Ladd; her sister, Marie (Thomas) Giordano of Ladd; her sister-in-law, Bonnie (Bernard) Bernardi of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merrill Victor in 1976; and her brother, Bernard Bernardi.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Interment will be in the Ladd Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry.

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