Funeral services for Leroy H. Pepper, 64, lifelong resident of Ela township and former employee of the Illinois State Highway Department, were held at 1:30 pm Monday at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Lake Zurich.
The Rev. Thomas O'Conner, associate pastor of Barrington St. Paul Church, officiated at the rites and burial was in Fairfield Cemetery northeast of Lake Zurich. Visitation was at the Stirlen-Peiper funeral home, 53 S. Old Rand Road in Lake Zurich.
Mr. Pepper died unexpectedly Friday at his home at 1020 Country Club Road, Lake Zurich.
Born June 1, 1901 in Ela Township, he was the some of the late William and Emma Steffen Pepper. He married Grace Schwemm of Barrington in 1928 and she preceded him in death several years ago.
He was a former foreman for the Illinois State Highway Department in Lake County and in recent years worked for the Lake Zurich Elementary School School District as a custodian at the May Whitney School.
He was a member of the Republican Lake County Central Committee and was the Republican chairman of Lake Zurich precinct 2 for the last five years.
Mr. Pepper was president of the Fairfield Cemetery Association, and instead of flowers memorial contributions to that association were suggested by his family.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Audrey Glauner of Lake Zurich; a son Leroy A. Pepper of Lake Zurich; six grandchildren; four brothers, Emmett and Lloyd of Lake Zurich, Louis of Maywood, Lester of Glenview; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Walbaum Sundell of Lake Zurich, Mrs. Florence Borre of Glenview and Mrs. Mildred Kampert.