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Raymond Lee Kerker

5/27/1933 - 8/4/2018

PEKIN ~ Raymond Lee Kerker, 85, of Pekin, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his home.
 
Born May 27, 1933 in Peoria to Edward and Marguerite (Jung) Kerker, he married Donna Worlow on September 27, 1954 in California. He later married Della Mae Roberts on April 23, 1988 in Pekin.  He was preceded in death by his wives; two grandsons, Matthew Boelk and Dennis Boelk; and his sister-in-law, Norma Kerker.
 
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Boelk of Mendota and Deborah (David) Runkle of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one son, Edward Kerker of Fort Wayne, Indiana; five grandchildren, Justin Boelk, Thomas Runkle, Robert Runkle, Michael Runkle. and Sarah Kerker; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Kerker of Peoria; and three sisters, Patricia Youngren of Washington, Joyce Schmidt of Bartonville and Mary Ellen (Ernest) Mahan; and his companion Grace Smith.
 
Raymond had served in the United States Air Force.  
 
He had worked for Wayne Feeds (Allied Mills) for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1998.
 
Raymond enjoyed woodworking for many years.
 
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Tom Pisano will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force. Burial will be in Fort Wayne, Indiana at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to OSF Hospice at 2265 W. Altorfer Dr. Peoria, IL 61615.

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