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James L. Lasher, Jr.

January 20, 1959 January 1, 2022
James L. Lasher, Jr.
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Obituary for James L. Lasher, Jr.

James Leroy Lasher Jr., 62 of Peoria, Illinois, entered into eternal rest Saturday, January 1, 2022. Jim was born January 20, 1959 in Dayton Ohio, son of Bonna Lee (Winemiller) Lasher and James Leroy Lasher I. He was a family man who lived for his 2 sons and 2 daughters, yet his greatest love was his wife, Laura (Marjanovich) Lasher, who passed away in April 2019. The following is a letter written to Lori shortly before her death:

“I am writing a beautiful sincere story about my lovely girl, Lori. You are all I have in life and I am blessed to have you for my wife. I feel glad when you are glad. I feel excited and happy when you are excited and happy. I feel sad when you are sad. I’ll always give you everything you want and need. Please believe me when I say that I truly love you more and more each day. Me and you, you and me, we will always be a pair. I hope and pray we will continue to share this love with our family each day. You are still the girl of my dreams. The girl with the most gorgeous eyes, as blue as the big blue sky. You are my one and only. My best friend. Let’s be close and tell each other who we love the most. For you are my beautiful wife, Lori. I love you more than words can ever say. Let’s keep the never ending story going stronger each minute, 24 hours each day. I love you more, Jim”

In addition to his mother Bonna Lasher, James Leroy Lasher Jr. is survived by his son James Leroy Lasher III, his daughter, Molly Ann (Lasher) Verner, his son Alex Andrew Lasher, his daughter Mckenzie Michelle Lasher, his sisters Brenda (Lasher) Zamorski, Nancy (Lasher) Borho and Debra (Lasher) Schmitt; as well as his grandchildren Ryder James Verner, Locklyn Joyce Verner and Wayland Henry Lasher.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A private family entombment of ashes, with his wife Lori, will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses or Venmo @Lasherfamily.

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4:00 PM 1/19/2022 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/19/2022 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

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