Peggy Witty Karstens

Peggy Witty Karstens, 78, passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center. Rosary services will be conducted Saturday November 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home with the Legion of Mary officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Nativity Cemetery in Crest Hill Lockport, IL. The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon until service time at the funeral home.


Peggy was born August 11, 1941 in Joliet, IL to the late Thomas and Theresa Kezerle Witty. She was a homemaker and a communicate of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Peggy loved sewing, crafts, making birdhouses, shopping, and spending time with her grand and great grandchildren. She loved the Chicago Cubs and they were her team - “Go Cubs Go”. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Karstens, and by her grandson, Jesse Gehrke.


Peggy is survived by her daughters, Susan T. (Walter Sayers) Gehrke of Springfield, and Sally (Ronald) Garcia of Elwood, IL; by her sister, Nancy Healy of Florida, by her grandchildren: Alana (Mario) D’Amico, Alexa (Alex Castillo) Garcia, Sami (Gordon Lee) Garcia, and Sasha (James) Barnwell; and by her great-grandchildren: Charles, David, Zayden, Sienna, Jaxon, Paola, Catrina, Sean, and Kaelynn.


Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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