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Christy Tongren

July 23, 1953 — February 10, 2022

Christy Tongren, age 68, of Peotone, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at her home.

She was born on July 23, 1953 in Chicago, the daughter of Bill and Beverley Tongren who pre-deceased her.  She attended Alamosa State and Arizona State Universities.  She was employed as an administrative assistant at a Chicago advertising agency until her retirement.

Christy was an Aunt and Great-Aunt and thoroughly enjoyed being with all her nephews and nieces and keeping up with their lives.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, quilting, watching sports, and was active in Friends of the Peotone Public Library District.

She is survived by her brothers and a sister; Steven (Carol Van Arkel) Tongren of Peotone, Peter Tongren of Peotone, Gail (Robert) Spaniol of Argonne, WI, and Neil (Mary) Tongren of Peotone; six nephews and nieces, Jeffrey (Mary Beth Koszut) Tongren, Jillian Tongren, Grant Spaniol, Clark (Shelby) Spaniol, Daly Tongren, and Laine Tongren; and three great-nieces and nephew, Evette Tongren, Charlie Tongren, and Anna Tongren.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, February 18 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.   Memorials in her name may be directed to Friends of the Peotone Public Library District.  Sign the guestbook at

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Friday, February 18, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home

, Peotone, IL 60468

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