Muriel P. Wachter (nee Piedfort), died on Feb. 16, 2017. 

Ms. Wachter was born on Aug. 4, 1929 and was a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher. She was also a volunteer for religious education (CCD) and a communion minister to the sick at St. Mary Church in Riverside and volunteered in the chaplain’s office at MacNeal Hospital. 

She was a member of Chicago Teachers Union (Retired Teachers Association), Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, AAUW Riverside Chapter and St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society. 

Ms. Wachter is survived by her children, Mary (Mark) Walker, Margaret Wachter and John (Laura) Walker, and her grandchildren, Sarah, Molly, Erin and Rachel Walker. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome J. Wachter. 

Visitation is on Feb. 23, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, 80 E. Burlington St., Riverside. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Riverside. Private entombment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to AAUW ( are appreciated.