Doris R. Mercier (86) of St. Peter

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Published on December 16 2013 12:21 pm

Doris R. Mercier, 86, of St. Peter died at 1:35am Sunday, December 15, 2013 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter with Pastor Emrick officiating with one hour viewing prior to service.  Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, IL.  Memorials may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church.
 
Doris Ruby Mercier was born May 3, 1927 in St. Peter, IL., the daughter of Walter and Etta (Moeller) Schnake. She was baptized in 1927 at St. Peter Lutheran Church and was confirmed in 1941.  On May 12, 1946 she was married to Harry A. Mercier.  He preceded her in death on August 30, 1991. They were blessed with two sons, Gary Mercier and Donald Mercier.
 
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church all of her life. She was a faithful a member of L.W.M.L. , a member of the St. Peter Ladies Aide, a Sunday school teacher, a Braille worker and she loved to quilt. She also loved & served her Lord Jesus.
 
Surviving are her two sons, Gary Mercier (wife Susan) of Grafton, WI. and Donald Mercier (wife Cynthia) of Colorado Springs, CO.; four sisters, Elaine Kruger (husband Richard) of Rolesville, NC., Charlene Courson (husband Gale) of Farina, IL.,Betty Rubin of St. Peter, IL., Frances Wald (husband Justin) of Springfield, MO.;   four granddaughters, Julie, Amy, Alecia and Andrea; three great grandchildren, Allison Demerath, Jacob Demerath and Sophie Stuerkenberg.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Bernice Rubin.