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Gerard "Jerry" A. Lavoie

October 20, 1938 — January 5, 2020

Gerard “Jerry” A. Lavoie, 81, of Columbia, Illinois passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, Missouri on January 5, 2020. Born on October 20, 1938 in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was the son of Armand H. and Laurette Lavoie and they precede him in death. Jerry was also preceded in death by a brother, Lenny Lavoie and a granddaughter, Alicia McClain.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61years, LaVerne Lavoie of Columbia, Illinois whom he married on September 27, 1958. His children: Mike (Patty) Lavoie, Ron (Kara) Lavoie and Cheryl (Don) Johnson. His siblings: Ronald (Kathy) Lavoie, Rick (Linda) Lavoie, Patty (Bob) Charest and Linda (the late Ron) Thipatot. His grandchildren: Brandon (Julie) Lavoie, Brooke (Calvin) Barton, Brittany (Dan) Lavoie-Green, Kaila Lavoie and Chrystal (Casey) Bradshaw. His great-grandchildren: Colette Lavoie, Alaina Barton, Grace Barton, Toby Bradshaw, Serenity Bradshaw, Charlene Brooks and Daniel Hillburn. Jerry also leaves behind many beloved friends.

Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Boy Scout Master in troop 425. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Columbia, Illinois and the VFW in Columbia, Illinois. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, stamp collecting, playing bingo and watching baseball. Jerry was a dear friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Friends may call on Saturday January 11, 2020 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Columbia, Illinois from 10:00am-11:00am. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Fairview Heights, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Columbia, IL.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's United Church of Christ

127 Saint Paul Street, Columbia, IL 62236

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

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St. Paul's United Church of Christ

127 Saint Paul Street, Columbia, IL 62236

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