Jesse "Lee" LeRoy Lyerla

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Jesse "Lee" LeRoy Lyerla, 92 of Carlinville, IL, formerly of Roxana, IL. where he lived for 39 years, passed away Monday morning, August 7, 2023, at Lakeside Health Care in Carlinville, IL. Lee was born July 12, 1931, in Venice, IL, a son of Jesse Leo and Opal (Binning) Lyerla. He attended Madison High School. On June 26, 1954, he married Mildred "Millie" Schwab at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Carlinville, IL and was married for 69 years. Lee proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and was given the Purple Heart award. Lee retired in 1994 from the Olin Corporation in Alton, IL. as a ballistics technician. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf. He was a member of St. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Carlinville, IL, and a Mass Server for 18 years, serving for three different priests. While in Roxana, IL he was a member of the St. Bernard's Catholic Church Wood River, IL, a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, and Guy Baird American Legion Post #554 of Carlinville, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, IL. A prayer service will be recited at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church with visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville, IL. Lee is survived by his wife, Millie Lyerla of Carlinville, IL, daughters, Denise Malham of WoodRiver, IL, and Karen (Jesse) Rivera of Cumming, GA, 6 grandchildren; Jason, Dustin and Ryan Gimmy, Ashley Malham, Nicole Hanselman and Michael Retzer, 9 great-grandchildren, sister, Mary Ann Duiver of NC, and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to St. Mary and Joseph Building Fund, St. Vincent DePaul Society, or Famly's Choice. Please visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.
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Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 11, 2023
Davis-Anderson Funeral Home
Address not given
Carlinville, Illinois, United States

Service Information

10:00 am
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church
2010 E. 1st South
Carlinville, Illinois, United States

Interment Information

New Calvary Cemetery
Address not given
Carlinville, Illinois, United States
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