Obituary: Paul DeBoer


May 26, 1937 – May 16, 2019

information provided by Smits Funeral Homes

Paul DeBoer, age 81, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Devoted father of Dawn DeBoer-LaPole, Valerie (Jay) Gallatin, and Robin (Ed) Nilles. Proud grandpa of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lorraine (Cornelius “Butch”) Swieringa and James (Mary) DeBoer. Preceded in death by his parents Harry and Winnie DeBoer.

Memorial Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019, from 5:00pm until the time of the memorial service at 7:00pm at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30 & Pleasant Springs Ln.) Dyer, IN.

Paul was a United States Army Veteran. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing as well. He was loved by many and will be truly missed.

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