Sister Peter Damien Vekich, a Dominican Sister of Springfield since 1946, died Dec. 15, 2011.
She was born in Duluth, Minn., to Peter and Anne Zajac Vekich. Sister Peter Damien will be remembered by many of her former students and coworkers from Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; Holy Angels, Aurora; Christ the King, Springfield; St. Mary, East Moline; Sacred Heart, Granite City; St. Lawrence, Penfield; Ss. Peter and Paul, Cary; St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; Our Saviour, Jacksonville; and Rosary School, Duluth, Minn.
Sister Peter Damien was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Roseline. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn, of Duluth, Minn.
A funeral Mass was held Dec. 20 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield with Father Peter Witchousky, OP, presiding. Burial was Dec. 21 at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62704.
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.