Age 88, of Lansing, MI, passed away August 30, 2016.  He was born April 20, 1928, in Lansing, to Gustav and Gladys Leyrer.  Lee graduated from J.W. Sexton High School and was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.  He worked for the City of Lansing Fire Department, retiring in 1983 as assistant chief of apparatus.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; his son, Randy Leyrer; granddaughter, Ariana; and by his sister, Norma Grimwood.  Surviving are:  children, Julie Lewis, Shelly (Pat) Reynolds, and Patricia Christian; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Leyrer; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in memory of Leroy Leyrer.  Online condolences may be left for his family at

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15 Messages to “Leroy G. “Lee” Leyrer”

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    James McCulloh Says:

    My condolences to the Leyrer family on the passing of the patriarch of the family, Lee Leyrer. I have know Lee for almost twenty years. He is a man that loved his family and wanted the best for all of them. His home was always open to me and my children and I was always loved like a member of the family. Spending time at Lee’s home was a peaceful place and many times I’d find myself asleep on the couch.
    We debated many topics and while we didn’t always agree I learned lifelong lessons that I have taken with me. I know life hadn’t been the same since losing Bev, but you soldiered on. Rest in Peace daddy Leyrer. And thank you the time that I was able to spend with you.
    Heaven’s baseball team has a new pitcher. Batter up!!!

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    Bob Wadkins Says:

    Working for Lee was one of my best experiences in life. He was a great teacher, very patient, and always supportive. A great man. I know he’s looking down here now, so he knows I haven’t forgotten, 165234612543. Firing order of a Seagrave V-12. (He made me memorize it) Looking forward to hearing all the old stories when we meet again. God bless you and your family.E

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    janice johnson Says:

    Alway will remember our last talk.summer of 2015.
    Great times at Morrison Lake, “sitting on the dock”

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    Susan (Burtch) Tabor Says:

    I have so many great childhood memories of both your Dad and your Mom and our times growing up together in the neighborhood. I am sorry for your loss. As a fellow Christian, there is comfort in knowing your Dad believed without a doubt and is at peace with God in heaven. It still makes it tough to go on with our life here without them. My prayers for all of you.

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    belinda chegwin Says:

    Belinda from barranquilla Colombia sends her simpathy really sad because dad passed away

    love to all

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