Wilbur Ray Kerker

September 26, 1931 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 88)


Wilbur Ray Kerker, 88, of Mendon passed away at 7:58 P.M.on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.

Ray was born on September 26, 1931 in Quincy. He was the son of the late Wilbur and Doris (Evans) Kerker. He married Violet Wartick on February 12, 1950. She passed away In January of 2002. He later married Margaret Janssen on April 14, 1989 in Palmyra, Missouri. Margaret passed away June 6, 2011.

Ray was a graduate of Mendon High School. He was a retired factory worker and handy man. He worked over 42 years with Quincy Soybean and Moorman Mfg. Co., retiring April 1, 1994. Ray spent his retirement helping others, such as area farmers. He enjoyed deer and turkey hunting along with cutting firewood to sell. He loved watching his grandkids and great-grandkids sporting events.

Survivors include; three children, Paula (Robbie) Humeniuk of Baudette, MN., Daniel (Aleta) Kerker of Redlands, CA., Dennis (Lisa) Kerker of Quincy; six grandchildren, Rich (Teresa) Humeniuk, Aaron Humeniuk, Clarissa (Brian) Bangert, Zach (Lori) Kerker, Jared (Tonya) Kerker, Josh (Kelley) Kerker; great-grandchildren, Kendra, and Taylor Humeniuk, Kasey Bangert, Kylee Bangert, Harper Kerker, Dagny Kerker; step children, Laurena (Dick) Beckett, Bruce Janssen, Marlon (Janet) Janssen, Edwin Janssen, Letha (Jeff) Burrus, Erin (Jay) Lummer, numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren; one niece and one nephew and many cousins.

Ray was preceded in death by one son, David Kerker, one brother, Clyde Kerker and one sister –in-law Judy Kerker,

Private graveside services will be held at Quincy Memorial Park in Quincy with Reverend Patricia Reep officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions have been suggested to the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Coatsburg. The Hunter Funeral Homer in Mendon has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to share memories of Ray and leave condolences at         

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Private Services

Quincy Memorial Park
5200 Broadway Street
Quincy, IL 62305


St. Peter Lutheran Church
Coatsburg IL

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