Leroy Montgomery, 79, of Toluca died peacefully in his home Jan. 23, 2020, of natural causes.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hurst Funeral Home in Wen-ona. Burial will be private. Visit-ation will be in the funeral home from noon until time of services.
Leroy was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Modoc, Ill., to Charlie and Ollie (Hackworth) Montgomery. He married Mary Juntunen in the Streator Baptist church on Aug. 25, 1978. He was a cement finisher for many years.
Leroy enjoyed training, riding and raising horses.
Leroy is survived by his wife Mary of Toluca; seven children, Cheryl (Barry) Stech of Toluca, Keith (Linda) Montgomery of Minonk, Bruce (Sheila) Montgomery of Choctaw, Okla., Mark (Renee) Montgomery of Rutland, and Donna (Dale) LaBarge, Doug Peterson of St. Cloud, Minn., and DeAnnLumley of St. Cloud, Minn.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one brother, Bill LaChance of Doniphan, Mo.
He was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Reagan Kuehn; and one brother, Robert Montgomery.
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