James R. Leezer
James R. Leezer, 81, of Springfield, formerly of Galesburg, passed away at 10:10 am, Sunday, November 27, 2016 at St. John’s Hospice. He was born September 13, 1935 in Mount Sterling, Illinois to Mark and Mabel (Garrity) Leezer. He married Carolyn M. (Nimrick) Bruce on October 4, 1974 in Galesburg and she survives.
Also surviving are his daughters, Anita (Bruce) Smith, Debbie (Brad) Graham and Cyndi Campbell; his sons, Tim Campbell, Jeff (Maria) Bruce, Ed (Chantel) Leezer and Brad (Chrisa) Leezer; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother Joe (Connie) Leezer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Donald “Dick”, Edward and Bob Leezer and sister, Maxine Colgan.
Jim was a US Army Veteran. He retired from Wonder Bread and was an avid car salesman. He was a member of Christ the King Church.
Visitation: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Christ the King Church.
Funeral Mass: 12:30 pm, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Christ the King Church with Reverend Joseph Ring officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.