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Sydney H. Letz, Jr.

May 16, 1941 - May 30, 2022

Sydney H. Letz, Jr., 81, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 6, 1941, in Springfield, the son of Sydney H. and Dorothy J. (Jaspers) Letz, Sr. He married Tracey D. Donathan on November 29, 2020 and she survives.

Also surviving are seven children, Sydney H. Letz III of Springfield, Robert (Cindy) Letz of Riverton, Carlinda (Walt) Skube, Christopher (Jackie) Letz and Earlene (Rick) Larson, all of Springfield, Wendy (Moe) Angeli of Taylorville, and Kandey Angeli of Rochester; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Linda K. Bricker and Judy Letz; brother, Loren Letz; son, Kevin E. Letz; and two grandsons, Dustin Dishon and Charles Holler.

Sydney retired in 1998 as Battallion Chief with the Springfield Fire Department after 31 years of service. He went on to retire as a Deputy Coroner for the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office in 2020. He was previously a captain and instructor for the Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

He was a United States Navy veteran serving in special operations.

Sydney was a resident of Springfield all his life. He was an avid hunter and owned Letz Hunt and Sports, Inc. for 25 years. He enjoyed bowling, was a Vice President, then President of the Bowling Association League and was nominated into the Hall of Fame. He also was a Republican Precinct Committeeman. He belonged to the Sangamon County Rescue Squad and Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation: 2 – 5 pm, Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Monday, June 6, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Ronald Waltrip officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Springfield, 1600 East Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL, 62703.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Time: 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Monday, June 6, 2022

Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Springfield, 1600 East Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL, 62703.


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