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Leroy Everett Gerlach

Leroy Everett Gerlach


Leroy Everett Gerlach, 75, of Sparta, IL; born on July 26, 1945 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Leroy was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, IL.  He attended Human Service in Red Bud, IL.  He was a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Leroy loved spending time with family and friends.  Once you said, “Hi” to Leroy, you were his friend forever.

He was preceded in death by his Parents – Everett and Pearl (Tucker) Gerlach; Two Brothers – Roger Gerlach and Lester Tucker; Two Sisters – Betty Gerlach and Norma Jean Wise; Two Brothers-in-law – Bruce Tabor and Paul Clayton.

Leroy is survived by Three Sisters – Lucy Clayton of Sparta, IL, Irene Tabor (Danny Smith) of Marissa, IL, and Della (Marvin) Myers of Percy, IL; Nieces – Shawnee Fortner (Sean Clark) of Nashville, IL, Jenn (Scott) Brown of Smithton, IL, Talesha Brooks of Desoto, IL; Nephew – Logan Tabor of Cantonment, FL; Great Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics or St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends and family may gather at St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, IL on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, IL on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Carl Miller officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Raymond Parker scoutmaster troop 334 says:

    Leroy was a very special gentlemen . His passing is a loss to scout troop 334 as he was a very special part as a vigil honor member of order of the arrow. On the part of all the members of troop 334 we send are heartfelt condolances with regret for your families loss.

  2. Sherri says:

    Irene – Our sympathy to all your family.

  3. Ronald Schifferdecker says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

  4. Vickie Jane Droege says:

    Leroy was like a brother to me, we grew up in the same neighborhood in Sparta. He would always either be pushing a lawn mower to mow many lawns or riding his bike or washing the car. He was a great man who like me Loved Cardinal Baseball. Leroy you maybe gone for now but one day we will all be together one day in Heaven. God Bless you Leroy and all of the Family & Friends lives you have touch. Rest in Peace my brother my friend Leroy in Heaven.

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