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Edna Wacker

May 30, 1956 — October 30, 2022

East Peoria

Edna Wacker

EAST PEORIA – Edna L. Wacker, 66, of East Peoria, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022, at her home.

She was born on May 30, 1956, in Peoria, to Wesley and May Lorene (Bowers) Ragan. She married David Sweatt on June 4, 1972 in East Peoria. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1999. She then later married Rudy Wacker on April 20, 2002, In Peoria. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2014. Edna was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Amanda Brown.

She is survived by her four children, Cameron (Alisa) Sweatt of Spring Bay, Ill., Carrie (Ronald) Joos of Deer Creek, Cassie Sweatt of East Peoria and Sandy Sweatt of East Peoria; nine grandchildren; Cord Sweatt, Clay (Charity) Sweatt, Cory Sweatt, Ava Joos, Waylon Joos, Cylie Robertson, Charlea Robertson, Cameryn Robertson, Kaitlin (Dalton) Renfrow; nine great grandchildren; and four siblings, Andrew (Carol) Ragan, Connie Ragan, Elaine Gilmore and John Ragan.

Edna proudly worked with Farmers Insurance for 26 years, where she achieved Toppers Club and established 3 agencies.

Edna was a great story teller. She loved to dance, cook and travel.

Edna was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022, with Pastor Mark Nelson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Further visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, at the church prior to the service. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Runners’ Association and American Lung Association.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Visitation

Thursday, November 3, 2022

9:00 - 9:45am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 3, 2022

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