Mr. DeBoer worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 40 years before his retirement. He was an honored U.S. Army veteran, earning the Bronze Star Medal Citation for the performance of a heroic act while serving in Germany during World War II. Pete enjoyed fishing, golfing, and singing. He recorded several cd’s and loved singing karaoke.
Pete was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marie K., nee Brenner, DeBoer; his parents, Joseph and Adelaide, nee O’Reilly, DeBoer; three brothers, Joseph DeBoer, Dorus “Irish” DeBoer, and Albert DeBoer; four sisters, Adelaide Wright, Alvina DeBoer, Irma Blick, and Virginia DeBoer; a granddaughter, Angela Martin; and a half-sister, Nellie DeBoer.
Surviving are two daughters, Deborah (David) Morgan of Beverly Hills, FL, and Linda (Donald) Martin of Swansea, IL;
five grandchildren, Sheri Lemonds, and her children, Jaykob Lemonds, Katie (Nick) Jones, and their daughter, Ryan Jones, and Amanda (Ray) Hall, and their daughter, Amelia Hall;
Teri (Ed) Kelley, and her son, Christopher Marcotte;
Douglas (Valerie) Martin, and their children, Olivia, Ellie, and Ava Martin;
Lisa (Jeff) Schneider, and their children, Emma, Aidan, Nolan, Landon, and Camden Schneider;
and Dustin Martin (Jennifer Roseke), and their son, Wyatt Martin;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: A private family visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.
Funeral: Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Entombment with military honors will be at Lake View Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, IL.