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 www.EstesLeadley.com.