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Sally A. (Pannell) Bleyaert

February 22, 1938 ~ March 25, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

     Sally A. Bleyaert, 83, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Milan, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, surrounded by her family.  

     Private services will be Tuesday, April 6, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, (a recording will be available for viewing on Sally's obituary page at wheelanpressly.com following services).  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the funeral home, with visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Those attending are to observe public gathering guidelines.  Memorials may be made to the Milan Christian Food Pantry.      

     Sally was born February 22, 1938 in Moline, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Merle Nye Pannell. She married John V. Bleyaert on December 1, 1956 in Moline.  He preceded her in death on February 26, 2011.   

     Sally was a secretary for Design-Build & Assoc. for twenty years.  She later managed the Milan Lanes.  

     She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.  She was a Blackhawk Township Trustee and Clerk, a member of the Blackhawk Fire Department Auxiliary, and coached Milan Girls Softball.  She was the #1 fan at her grandchildren’s sporting events.  

     Surviving are her children, John (Sue) Bleyaert, Julie (Bob) Burns, and Jody Taylor (Dan Kennedy). Grandchildren, Jenny (Justin) Beck, Beth McKenzie, Jerry Bleyaert, Jr., Stephanie Bleyaert, Sara (Dave Begitschke) Bleyaert, Alyssa (Matt Ward) Bleyaert, Katie (Nick) York and Bob Burns, Jr. Great-Grandchildren, Mason (Ashlee), Madalyn, Ian, Kessler, Alaura, Ethan, Layliana, Zinnee, Zalin, Macie, Karsen, and Tabatha.  Life long friend and loving partner Ray Young.  Nieces and nephews, Robin, Wendy, Mike, Mitch and Dave.   

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John, son Jerry, granddaughter Jera Bleyaert, grandson Spencer Taylor; great grandson Maddux Taylor, and brother Robert Pannell.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Monday
April 5, 2021

3:30 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E.
Milan, IL 61264

Visitation
Monday
April 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E.
Milan, IL 61264

Private Family Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E.
Milan, IL 61264

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island
1500 31st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

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