Paulette F. Boyer,
nee Laviolette, 79, of Chesterton, IN, born November 5, 1936, in Vankleek
Hill, Ontario Canada, passed away on December 6, 2015, at her son’s home in
Belleville, IL, surrounded by loved ones.
Paulette was a
loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St.
Pats Church in Chesterton, IN. She worked many years as the lead custodian
for Duneland. Paulette was known for her kindness and her bright spirit. She
was always helping others and never knew a stranger. She loved playing Bingo
and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. Paulette was
a remarkable woman who brought love and sunshine into every life that she
touched. She will be greatly missed, but her spirit shall live on in all of
those who had the opportunity to love and laugh with her during her
lifetime. Heaven has truly gained a special angel.
She was preceded in
death by her loving husband, Rolland G. Boyer; daughter, Rollande Salyer,
nee Boyer; and her parents, Paul and Emilia, nee Fauteux, Laviolette.
survived by her beloved sister, Gloria Zelak; her children Gerry (Diane)
Brunet of Canada, Lorraine (John) VonTobel of Valparaiso, IN, Johanne
(Mickey) Stanley of Houston, TX, Marc Boyer of Belleville, IL, Roxanne
(Bill) Ortiz of Valparaiso, IN, Jerry (Mary) Boyer of Chesterton, IN; her 9
grandchildren, Tony Salyer, Joshua Salyer, Kayla VonTobel, Kara VonTobel,
Robert Stanley, Ashley (Tim) Boatman, Justin Boyer, Brittany Boyer, Tiffany
Ortiz; and 9 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers,
Paulette’s family would appreciate memorial donations be made to Hospice of
Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at