Anne Rhees Van Nocker

CAPE CORAL, FLA.Anne Rhees Van Nocker, 83, a resident of Lee County, Fla., for 56 years, formerly of Islesford, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Cape Coral, Fla. She was born March 27, 1934, in Boston, Mass.

Anne was of the Catholic faith. She graduated from Orlando High School and Florida State University then later retired from her career as an RN. She lived and worked on Fort Myers Beach for 35 years, during which time she helped get the Fort Myers Beach Moose Lodge established. She enjoyed building the children’s floats for the Edison Parade in the early years. Then for 20 years she booked reservations for the Miss Barnegat Light fishing charter. In addition, she organized and assisted on the Miss Barnegat Light for their first Key West excursions, sailing out of Fort Myers Beach.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Clete Van Nocker, of Cape Coral; eight loving children, Audrey Kaufman (Jim) of Fort Pierce, Fla., Edgar Blank of Islesford, Julie Olearcek (Henry) of Colrain, Mass., Gretchen Ejdys (Dan) of Cape Coral, Fla., Michelle Kurtz (Joe) of Dover, Fla., Laura Barnes of Lakeland, Fla., David Van Nocker of Tampa, Fla., and Leigh Braatz (Van) of Lansing, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan Rhees and Helen Rhees Ham; stepfather, Lee Ham and brother, Robert Rhees.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Father Peter officiating.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anne Rhees Van Nocker are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

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Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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