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 www.heilschuessler.com.
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