LeRoy Verda, 84, of Granville died October 21, 2018 in Heritage Healthcare in Peru.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica with Rev. Deepet Holcar, Pastor of Tonica United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of services.
Mr. Verda was born in Mark on June 16, 1934 to Nikola and Rose Ann (Carani) Verda. He served with the US Army in Korea. He married Dorothy DeHasque in August of 1958. He was a mechanic and shop foreman at Schwerman Trucking in Oglesby. He later owned and operated Verda Trucking.
LeRoy enjoyed snowmobiling and was an avid Cub fan.
Mr. Verda is survived by one son Steve Verda of La Salle; one daughter Pam (Mick) Muilenburg of Peru; three grandchildren Matt (Laurie) Muilenburg of Dubuque, IA, Sarah Muilenburg of Peru, and Lexi Verda of La Salle; three great grandchildren Dylan, Aiden, and Collins Muilenburg; four sisters Elaine (Doug) Ossala of Granville, Beverly (Jack) Biagini of Granville, Marilyn Verda of Mark, and Shirley McCann of CA; four brothers Jim (Pat) Verda of GA, Ron (Chris) Verda of Granville, Ray (Linda Platt) Verda of Granville, and Lucian Verda of Granville; brother-in-law Vince Stalsis of Peru; and two sisters-in-law Karen Verda of Granville and Peggy Verda of Newark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, companion Marilyn Reynolds, two brothers Dominic and Richard Verda, and one sister Adeline Moriarty.
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