Leroy Raymond Distler, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born September 1, 1933, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Joseph Anthony and Cecilia (Cortvrient) Distler.
Leroy served in the United States Army from 1953-1955.
He was united in marriage on July 4, 1959, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City to Eva Mae Brandt who survives at the home.
Leroy worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 257 for over 32 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Distler, Jefferson City; three children, Michael (Ann) Distler, Jefferson City; Matthew (Deb) Distler, Henley; Maribeth (Tom) Cockrum, Jefferson City; one daughter-in-law, Tere Distler; ten grandchildren, Katte, Jennifer, Nichole, William, Chrissy, Mallory, Mikey, Clinton, Cole, McKensie; three great-grandchildren, Kyla, Jayce, Kade; and one sister, Dolores Knernschield, Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mark Distler on March 8, 1985 and Mitchell Distler on August 29, 2002; two sisters, Agnes Klein and Pauline Distler; and two brothers, Louis and Robert Distler.
Private family services were held Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Antweiler officiating.
Entombment was in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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