Jon R. Lyerla

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Jon R. Lyerla, age 64 of Springfield, IL, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his residence in Springfield, IL.

He was born on Tuesday, November 4, 1952, in Highland, IL, the son of James R. and Mary E. (nee Gillespie) Lyerla.

Jon was born in Highland, IL and grew up in Collinsville, IL. He was a graduate of Collinsville High School in 1970. He attended SIU-E and received his Business Administration Degree. He attended Webster University and received his Master Degree in Gerontology. He worked as a Health Care Administrator and retired in Springfield, IL in 2007. He enjoyed gardening and yardwork. He loved to spend time with his granddaughters. He was a former Master Counselor with Order of Demolay, Ascalon Chapter, Collinsville, IL.

Survivors include:
Son – Scott R. (Colleen) Lyerla, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Mairead E. Lyerla, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Aoife A. Lyerla, Saint Louis, MO
Brother – James R. (Deborah) Lyerla, Jr., San Jose, CA
Brother – Thomas F. (Cheri) Lyerla, Marine, IL
Sister In-law – Shari J. Lyerla, Palmetto, FL
Niece – Courtney E. (Richard) Branson, Highland, IL
Niece – Dena R. (Kenneth) Hime, Highland, IL
Niece – Jenny A. (Robby) Seger, Highland, IL
Niece – Cristina M. Robins, Eagle Pass, TX
Nephew – Joseph H. (Julie) Davila, Jr., Kirkland, WA
Nephew – Robert D. (Beckie) Lyerla, Bradenton, FL
Nephew – Joshua J. (Kelly) Lyerla, Phoenix, AZ
Great Nieces & Nephews – Numerous

He was preceded in death by:
Father – James R. Lyerla, Sr. – Died 11/8/2016
Mother – Mary E. Lyerla – Died 4/6/2013
Brother – Terry W. “Woody” Lyerla – Died 05/06/2017
Beloved Partner – Joseph L. Young – Died 9/10/2016
Nephew – Andrew D. Lyerla – Died 2/15/2009

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Dave Trover, Retired Methodist Church pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital; St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Charity of Donor’s Choice.

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