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Anna Rae Zuckweiler Boyer

12/2/1937 - 4/21/2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Anna Rae Boyer, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
 
She was born December 2, 1937 in Pekin to Robert and Anna (Morsch) Zuckweiler.  She married Carl Lauss, Jr. in 1957.  She later married Nelson Boyer, Sr. in 1972.
 
Surviving are her daughter, Debra (Ronnie) Lee of Creve Coeur; her sons, Robert Lauss of Creve Coeur, Albert Boyer of Pekin and Louie Boyer of Washington.  Also surviving are her step-daughters, Robin (John) Keen of South Pekin and Karen Bohanan of Pekin; and her step-sons, Nelson Boyer, Jr.  and Clifford Boyer, both of Pekin.  She also had several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Dessie Darnell; her son, Rodney Lauss; her step-daughter, Susi Pence; and one granddaughter.
 
Anna loved Elvis Presley.  She collected his movies and visited Graceland twice.  She was an avid collector of Coca Cola items and teapots.  She was the happiest being around her family and having everyone with her during the holidays.  She enjoyed working at the Devil’s Den and all the camaraderie that went on there.  She enjoyed playing canasta with her family on weekends and poker during the holidays.
 
Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no services.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 76123.

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