Leroy G. “Lee” Leyrer

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.

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Toni Glasscoe
August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

My condolences to the Leyrer fsmily on the loss of their patriarch. Much love Julie, Shelly, Patricia, Stacia, Kendra and Raiyana. Sending prayers.

August 30, 2016 at 5:48 pm

I love you Dad and miss you already. I know I told you it was OK to go and we would be alright. I just want you to know that we are. We are glad you are at peace and pain free. We are glad you are with the Lord and with all our loved ones. You all save a place, I will be there some day but in the meantime I have a lot of living to do. Send me a sign once in a while so I know you are looking down. Your oldest daughter.

Teresa Brown
August 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Uncle Lee I will miss you so much. You were always there for me whether it was just for a get away or if I needed help fixing my first car. You made sure all of us girls knew how to perform the basics in taking care of our cars; ie. Checking the oil, changing a tire or filling the windshield wipers. I will never forget your call to church on Sunday mornings. Rest in Peace Uncle Lee and I know I will see you again in a better place. I Love You.

Katy Conklin
August 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Julie and family:

I am sorry for your loss. I remember Julie and I sharing our experiences caring for our aging parents when we worked together. My condolences.

Barbara Siler
August 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Dear Julie,
I’m thinking of you at this time. My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family

Lisa Fucciolo
August 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

My heartfelt sympathy to Stacia and her family
I know how much you loved your Grandpa. Sending prayers and love to you. May God ease your pain. Love you. Lisa

Gary Wojnaroski
August 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm

I am sorry for your loss. He was a great father-in-law to me, and he will be missed.

August 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm

Dad I am really going to miss our Daddy Date Nights. I love you and am so glad your at peace and out of pain. We will be alright. Hug Mom, Randy, and Ari for me.

Barb Gonzalez
August 30, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Shelly, we are so sorry for your loss.
May your dad Rest In Peace,

August 31, 2016 at 10:04 am

You all know how sorry I am for the loss of my godfather and friend he is a great man so much love to give. remember you will always be in my heart and I will never forget you. rip uncle lee now you can be with aunt bev and randy. The girls are strong and will miss you forever. you told me some great storied of firefighting and I will all way remember the one of the carrot you are one fastactic man and I love you nancy

belinda chegwin
August 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm

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

love to all

Susan (Burtch) Tabor
August 31, 2016 at 2:42 pm

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.

janice johnson
August 31, 2016 at 6:02 pm

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

Bob Wadkins
September 1, 2016 at 9:27 am

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

James McCulloh
September 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm

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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