Inez M. Piquett

Inez M. Piquett

Another angel Inez Marie Piquett, 89, of Galena, IL passed thru the golden gates on June 20, 2019, and was greeted by her husband Gus and two sons, Charles and John. A funeral mass will be 11 AM, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Galena where friends may call after 9 AM until time of the mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. Inez Marie Furlong Piquett was born May 4, 1930, in Buncombe to Thomas Earl and Lorena Ann (Leglar) Furlong. Inez grew up in Hazel Green, WI and later married Augustus Piquett on February 20, 1950, and he preceded her in death. Th

eir marriage blessed them with seven children, Charles, Margaret, Patricia, John, Joanne, Catherine, and Caroline. She belonged to St. Michael’s Catholic Church where she sang in the choir for many years. Over the years, Inez worked for several businesses and retired from the First National Bank of Galena. After retirement, she was able to enjoy her hobbies of quilting, Saturday night family gatherings, a good euchre game, morel hunting, and cribbage. Inez was always singing and that followed her to her days in the nursing home at Bell Tower. That would light up everyone’s day and put a smile on all their faces and soon they would all join in. She is survived by her five daughters, Maggie (Dave) Oldenburg, Pat (John) Foecking, Joanne (Fran) Wachter, Cat (Scott) Sheets and Carol (John) Head, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, two daughter in-laws, Loretta and Joanne, three brothers, Carl (Dolly), Claire (Sandy) and David (Diane) Furlong and her many nieces , nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Charles and John, two great-grandchildren, Myra and Gavin, six brothers, Robert, John “Percy”, Gerald, Daryl, James “Digger” and Earl “Nick”, six sisters, Mary in infancy, Elaine, Helen, Twila, Lila and Carol, two brother-in-laws, George and Bob Piquett, two sister-in-laws, Joanne and Dorothy Piquett. The family would like to thank Dr. Vandigo, Hospice of Dubuque and all the staff at Bell Tower for all their love, compassion and care they gave Mom thru her journey. You are truly angel’s helping those here on earth. “There are no words to describe the heartbreak we all have right now. Alzheimers/Dementia is a difficult thing to watch someone go thru. Mom is finally at peace from this horrible disease, joining her husband and sons in heaven….She is finally home! RIP Mom we love you.”

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