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Leland Juenger

Leland Juenger

Leland Harold Juenger, 75, of Marissa, IL; born on November 30, 1941 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Cedarhurst Assisted Living Center in Shiloh, IL.

Mr. Juenger was the owner and operator of Lee’s Tavern in Marissa. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the Ainad Shiners where he served on the Directors Staff, Royal Order of Jesters, a 50 plus year member of Masonic Lodge 881, a lifetime member of Sparta VFW Post 7248 and the Marissa Rod and Gun Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Armin and Virginia, nee Erb, Juenger. His wife – Theresa, nee Clark, Juenger who he married on July 14, 1976 and who passed away on April 15, 2013.

He is survived by his children – Patricia (David) Presley; Devin (Judy) Juenger; Darin (Jennie) Juenger. His step-children – Jason (Ashley) Smith; Lynn Clutter. His grandchildren – Joshua (Mary) Wirth; Ashley (Ben) Narup; David Presley; Ryne (Lindsey) Juenger; Kayla (Matt Ervin) Juenger ; Tristan Juenger; Victoria Krack; Emma Meadors; Hanna Meadors. 8 great-grandchildren. Also survived by step-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association; Shriners Children’s Hospital or Heartland Hospice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00pm.

Burial: Interment will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Darrin, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you and Tristan.

    Posted by: Debbie Long – Urbana,, IL – Family Friend May 07, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Patty – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You know I know what you went thru while your Dad was. I lost my Mom almost 3 years ago to Alzheimer’s. You know how to reach me when you want to. Love you

    Posted by: Lisa B May 07, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Leland was a character and kept us entertained. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Posted by: Dawn and Bruce Baker – marissa, IL May 07, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Dear Patty and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. We hope the many happy memories will sustain you through this trying time. Sincerely Lynne and Lori (Mavers) Schneider.

    Posted by: Lori Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Family Friend May 08, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Carrie Patchett – Valdosta, GA – Family Friend May 08, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    I have many happy memories of my cousin Leland. We would spend summers in Darmstadt and enjoyed hanging out with grandma & grandpa Juenger, as well as cousins,Lloyd & Lyle. He is now in heaven and has no more pain. My prayers are with all of you
    In sympathy,
    Cousin Melba3N2hH

    Posted by: Melba Rilott – Dunedin, FL – Family May 09, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of your loss.

    Posted by: Cheryl Miller – Red Bud, IL – Family Friend May 11, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    Darin, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers s to your family.

    Posted by: Carol Hawkins – Farmington, MO – Friend May 11, 2017

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