Laon Trimmer
1956 - 2020
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Leon W. Trimmer

Passed away at Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, Thursday, September 10, 2020. Age 64 years.

Survived by his loving wife of 45 years Debbie J. Trimmer (nee Chaplin), son Michael Trimmer and grandson Logan Kuhel-Trimmer. His sisters Joyce (Douglas) Jerzycke and Judy (Randy) Hughes. His mother Dorothy M. Trimmer (nee Carlson). He was affectionately known to his numerous nieces and nephews as "UL".

Preceded in death by his father Leolin "Lee" L. Trimmer (1992). Infant sister Patricia Ann Trimmer. His In-law Don & Betty Chaplin.

Leon was born March 26, 1956 in Joliet. Graduate of Joliet Township High School East Campus Class of 1974. Leon retired as an apparatus driver/fireman from the Joliet Fire Department in 2013. He proudly served on the Joliet Fire Department Honor Guard and Special Operations Team. Leon enjoyed golfing in the Wednesday Night Fireman Golf League at Inwood Golf Course, the Senior Golf League at Wedgewood Golf Course and participating in the Fire-Police Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. Leon never missed his grandsons baseball games and wrestling tournaments.

Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home & Crematory, 2320 Black Rd., Tuesday, September 15th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 2:00 - 8:00 P. M. Leon's request was for visitors to dress casual or in White Sox attire. Facial covering and social distancing will be observed. For information please call (815) 744-0022 or

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Published in The Herald-News from Sep. 12 to Sep. 14, 2020.
02:00 - 08:00 PM
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September 14, 2020
Debbie, Mike and Logan. I am so sorry for your loss. I watched a lot of baseball games with Leon and we had a great time over the years. He was an awesome Grandfather. I will be out of town this week so I won’t be able to pay my respects in person. But know I am thinking of you. Logan always cherish the great times you had with your Grandpa.

Larry Thompson.
Larry Thompson
September 13, 2020
Dear Debbie & Family, It’s been a long time! I am so sorry to hear of your beloved husband’s passing. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and lift you up in prayer as you come to live your lives without Leon. Rest well in your Father’s Heavenly home
Jennifer L. Johnson
September 13, 2020
A good fisherman, you will be sorely missed my friend. I enjoyed going to Ludlow's Lodge with you along with the other firemen at Lake Vermillion. . You were a real joy to be around. Loved watching you catch those bluegills while the rest of us caught nothing. Also loved having you as my assistant coach at St. Joe's Pony League. You kept me out of trouble many times. Thanks my friend.
Chuck Huckaba
September 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Mrs. Trimmer and girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Gods loving arms comfort you and give you peace as you walk through this time together.
Pattie Coveny Guerin
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