Photo: Obituary- LEYES, Lester

Lester Alan Leyes, 67, of Marseilles, IL, formerly of Wilmington, IL, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home.  Born August 11, 1953 in Joliet, IL to the late Lester F. and Dorothy (nee Stehl) Leyes. 

Lester married Kathy Paulsen on July 26, 2013 in Ottawa, IL. 

He retired from Akzo Nobel in Channahon, IL, following 35 years of employment.  He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Leyes of Marseilles; daughter, Sandi (Tim) Stallard of Wilmington; step-son, Scott (Nikki) Boundy of Morris, IL; step-daughters, Megan (Rob) Ragland of Gardner and Rachel Boundy of Morris, IL; one grandson, Rylan Stallard; three step-grandchildren, Madison, Mackenzie, and Colton; and two sisters, Linda (Victor) Cuputi of St. Charles, IL and Becky Burkett of Murphysboro, IL. 

Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and 3 sisters.  Cremation rites will be accorded. 

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to