William Lehr

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William “Bill” Kenneth Lehr, 62, of Belleville, IL, born December 6, 1955, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather.  His biggest love was his family.  Bill’s sense of humor was an original and will forever be missed.  He loved the simple things in life and treasured every moment.

Bill attended BTHS West and then served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam era.   After his honorable service, he went on to spend his life mastering hobbies such as woodworking and industrial maintenance.  He built his career around doing what he loved.  He learned a little of everything and used those skills to help anyone that needed it.  He taught these skills to many people through the years.  Bill was also a member of the Teamsters Union throughout his career.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow C., Sr. and Merle, nee Depping, Lehr; and his grandparents Fred and Edna, nee Mayor, Lehr.

Surviving are his loving wife, Lynn Lehr of Belleville, IL;
his daughter, Layla (Troy) Gossett of Belleville, IL;
two sons, Bradley (Sasha) Lehr of Moody, TX, and Brent Lehr of Belleville, IL;
four step-daughters, Jennifer Kocinski of Belleville, IL, Christine Boring of Belleville, IL, Alicia (Ryan) Moser of New Baden, IL, and Jamie Boring of Belleville, IL;
13 grandchildren; Harley Gossett, Troy Gossett Jr., Nadia Lehr, Damian Lehr, Christopher Moore, Camron Moore, Mekenzie Kocinski, Kendra Moore, Peyton Kocinski, Nevaeh Green, Amiyah Green, Owen Moser, and Jay Moser;
three brothers, Woodrow C. Lehr, Jr., Norman (Judy) Lehr, and James Lehr;
and many beloved nieces and nephews, with mention of the special bond shared with nephew, Neil Lehr.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial with military honors will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


11 Comments on William Lehr

Kathy draper said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2018 at 5:23 AM

Deepest Sympathy to Layla, Harley, Troy Sr & Jr an to Bill's wife. Loosing someone is never easy, but know that God is right beside yous to guide an direct you on the next chapters of your lives. Layla your day lives within you! In your heart n in your soul, no one can ever take your memories away an the special bond that a dad an daughter share. Watch for pennies from Heaven..he'll send you signs, n he'll always be with you. Be strong, Never give up- never surrender! GOD BLESS-RIP Bill

  • Belleville
  • IL
Denen & Bonnette Family said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2018 at 11:36 PM

We are very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy, and a good father to his kids. His son Brent is like family to us. We love you Brent. Ann, Brian, Casey, and Connor

  • Belleville
  • IL
Janice and Dennis Blunt said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2018 at 5:38 PM

So sorry for the loss of your Father Brent. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time of grieving . Just know he is free of pain and flying high with the angels . God Bless your whole family.

  • Mulberry Grove
  • Il
Gordon and Sandra Kelly said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Bill will be missed by all and remembered always.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jeff Fellner said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2018 at 3:07 PM

I am sorry about your loss

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mark Wilson said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2018 at 2:53 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sorry that this had to happen, bill was an awesome guy and I will charis the memories I had with him. My thought and prays go to your family.

  • Maryland Heights
  • Missouri
Norma lehr johnson said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2018 at 12:35 AM

Well bill u was a good father to all of ur kids fly high with the Angel's tell mom and day I miss them u will be missed but not forgotten

  • centralia
Ernest G. Johnson Sr. said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 11:29 PM

Bill lifelong friends and family members only come once in a lifetime. I will see you again in Glory. Just remember, God's the boss up there lmbo. Say hello to all our relatives. ERNIE

  • Niangua
  • Mo
David V Mcwhorter said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 6:47 AM

Sorry to hear that Bill passed

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Layla said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 4:25 AM

Daddy i love you with all my heart i will see you again you will always be in my heart i will never forget you love your baby girl layla

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carol Robertson said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 3:03 AM

My heart goes out to everyone. Loosing a husband and parent is such a life altering moment. I only know Bill through Brent. Brent talked lovingly of working with his dad while Brent fixed things for others.

  • Greenville
  • Il

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