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Jerry G. La Mar

January 11, 1944 ~ May 25, 2018 (age 74)

Jerry G. La Mar, 73, of Westville, formerly of Rossville, passed away at 2:59 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Jerry was born on November 11, 1944, in Rossville, the son of Vernon and Laverna (Dukes) La Mar.  He married Phyllis Van Driessche, on June 20, 1980, in Danville.  She survives.

He is also survived by three daughters- Mindy Burchett of Coweta, Oklahoma, Missy (Randy) Nelson of Wagoner, Oklahoma and Tammy (Charles) Frakes of Porter, Oklahoma; two sons- Brian (Lynda) Alexander and Freddie (Dawn) Alexander of Summerville, South Carolina; one brother- Les La Mar of Cayuga, Indiana; two sisters- Judy Riley of Danville and Joyce (Greg) Fisher of Plainfield, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jerry served in the United States Army, from 1969 to 1971.  He worked at ESCO for several years, until his retirement.  He was a member of the Rossville American Legion.  Jerry enjoyed camping, dancing, playing cards and pool and spending time with his family.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Rossville Cemetery.  According to his wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. La Mar’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at;

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