We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Ernest "Ernie" Lailer

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 for 31 year old Ernest "Ernie" Lailer of Chester, IL who died Monday, February 15, 2016 at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite City, IL.

Ernie was born January 16, 1985 in Chester, IL, the son of Michael and Kathleen (Welten) Lailer. He married Stephanie Carmen on June 23, 2006 in Chester, IL and she survives of Chester, IL.

Also surviving are three children, Kathrene, Nicholas and Elizabeth Lailer all of Chester, IL. His father and step-mother, Michael (Rhonda) Lailer of Jackson, MO. One brother, Curtis Lailer of Marble Hill, MO. One grandfather, Frank Lailer of Chester, IL. One sister Christen Lailer of Perryville, IL. Three sisters in law, Jennifer Higgins of Sparta, IL, April Carmen of Chester, IL and Madison Brannon of Rockwood, IL. One brother in law, Richard Brannon of Carterville, IL. Father and Mother in law, Jay and Kay Carmen of Rockwood, IL. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his mother, grandmother and one cousin.

It was Mr. Lailerís wishes to be cremated.

Visitation will be after 10am Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL.

A memorial service for 31 year old Ernest "Ernie" Lailer will be held at 11am Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL with Rev. Tim Sims officiating.

Memorials can be made to the family.

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