Leroy Albert Dehm, 87, Watseka, IL, formerly of Piper City, IL. died at 7:45 P.M., Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, IL. His funeral will be 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at The United Methodist Church, Piper City, IL with Rev. Elizabeth Reis officiating. Burial will be in the Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. prior to the services at the United Methodist Church, Piper City, IL.Leroy was born on July 5, 1925 in rural Piper City, IL to Albert and Nellie (Burrow) Dehm. He married Delie Harding on June 21, 1947 in Gilman, IL.She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Ken) Dirks of Milford, IL and Kathy (Mike) Claywell of Farmington MN. Five grandchildren, Jason (Angela) Dirks of Neoga, IL, Travis (Anna) Dirks of Lincoln, IL, Amber (Justin) Boudreau of Ashkum, IL., Cameron Claywell and Kristen (Wes) Claywell of Minnesota. Five great grandchildren, Reece Boudreau, Ellie Dirks, Graysen Boudreau, Khloe Dirks, and Aubrey Dirks.One sister and brother-in-law Gladys and Jim Roush of Bourbonnais,Il.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Kathleen Baier.
He farmed in rural Piper City most of his life. He loved playing cards, camping and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Piper City, IL or to the Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements by Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, IL