Celebration for Quincy boy to be held Sunday

Easton Zanger
Posted: Dec. 10, 2012 7:01 pm Updated: Dec. 24, 2012 7:15 pm

The family of a Quincy boy who died over the weekend will hold a celebration of his life on Sunday.

Easton Zanger, 2 1/2, died on Saturday at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Easton had been hospitalized since Nov. 1 with an illness that doctors never could diagnose.

He was in the pediatric intensive care unit for more than a month.

According to a Facebook post by Easton's mother, Shannon, the celebration will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Ambiance, 5225 Koch's Lane.

"This will be a very informal event," Shannon Zanger wrote. "No dressing up, no black. Easton loved colors."

Shannon Zanger encouraged people to wear their Easton T-shirts. More than 700 shirts were ordered during Easton's latest battle. He also spent about a month at Children's Hospital in spring of 2011 when he was a month shy of his first birthday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Easton Zanger Benefit. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.