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Wellington Hamilton Mcdougal Lemmer

February 17, 1947 — February 17, 2021

Wellington Hamilton McDougal Lemmer, 74 of Millstadt, Illinois passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Wellington was born on February 17, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas to George C. and Elizabeth D. Lemmer, Jr., nee McDougal, and they precede him in death.

Wellington bravely served his country during the Vietnam war as a United States Marine. Upon the completion of his military service, he worked with the VISTA Corps and the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program through the Illinois Department of Employment Security. He then was a law enforcement officer with the GSA and later became a police officer for the Village of Millstadt. Later in life, he worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as an investigator and supervisor prior to his retirement.

Wellington was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Millstadt, The American Legion of Millstadt, and the Disabled American Veterans. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and fishing and most of all spending time with his friends and family.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 41 years, Laura Havranek of Millstadt, Illinois, his children: George C. Lemmer III of Belleville, Illinois, Erica K. Lemmer of Millstadt, Illinois and Michael L. Lemmer of St. Peters, Missouri and his grandchildren: Maverick, Phoenix, Solo and Harper Lemmer. Wellington also leaves many beloved friends and extended family.

Visitation will be held at Hoffen Funeral Home 220 W. Washington St., Millstadt on Thursday February 25, 2021 from 11am-1pm. Funeral service will follow at 1pm with the Monsignor Marvin Volk officiating. Wellington will be laid to rest with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in a private service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, Illinois.

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