Laura Duvendack Obituary

Laura Lee Duvendack sadly but peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Duvendack was 42 years old when she passed in Peoria after her heroic fight with cancer, She hailed from Normal, IL.

Laura was originally from Jacksonville, Illinois where she went to Jacksonville High School, studied at Monmouth College and also studied Recreation and Park Administration at Illinois State University.

Our thoughts are with her family as she is survived by her kids, family, friends, La Petite family and to everyone affected by her passing.

Laura Duvendack passed away from Cancer Sunday died Sunday from cancer. Visitation is Sat 8/31 10 to noon and funeral at noon same day. Buchanan and Cody in charge of arrangements. To be held at the family’s church 800 block of west college. Buchanan and Cody has info on their web,
Talk about shock to know her is to love her but to know her and become apart of her family is something else! Laura Duvendack thank you for always being my family away from home. Thank you for accepting me into your family and being more than a supporter to me when my mom couldn’t reach me herself… damn man. Someone I should have gave flowers a long time ago
I have so many words and none at all. I now understand the phrase “this one hurts”, because I can’t imagine you being gone from us
all so soon. You literally raised an entire community of people and the love was so real. The Lord saw fit to bring you home, so well done, good and faithful servant. Love always, Laura Duvendack! Sleep peacefully”…Whitney Roberson, her loved one, expressed her grief on Facebook.

”Mrs. Laura Duvendack !!! Wow, I can’t believe you’re gone soo soon. You still recognized me after soo many years when I moved back to Bloomington from the Boys and Girls Club. You were a a mom to the community and literally took the time to adopt and raise kids that needed a loving home. My biggest condolences to your kids and family. You were loved by soo many.
Please y’all if you don’t know the LORD now, it’ll be too late later. Anybody can be gone in an instant!! This is soo heartbreaking. Please get right with God before it’s too late!” Dashea Crockett, expressed her grief on Facebook.

Laura Duvendack Obituary

A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, July 31, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery. The family will meet friends 10 a.m.-12 noon prior to the service. A Celebration of Life Gathering for Laura’s Bloomington-Normal friends will be held there later and announced soon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a fund being established for Laura’s children in care of Sarah Duvendack. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

This funeral service was specifically posted on Facebook by Jackie Duvendack, a family member.

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