June 21, 1939 - May 5, 2021
Harold Lee Tays, 81 of Mattoon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Mattoon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. A visitation will be held Monday, May 10, 2021 from 9:00AM until 10:30 AM at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Following the visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 320 North 21st Street, Mattoon, IL 61938. A committal service will immediately follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, IL. Military Rites will be conducted by Mattoon VFW Post 4325. Harold was born in Chicago Heights, IL, the son of the late Leander and Mary (Meyer) Tays. The family later moved to their farm homestead in Sigel, IL. On November 18,1961, Harold married the love of his life, Lettie Stewart in Mattoon, IL. He is survived by his loving wife, Lettie Tays; numerous nieces and nephews; and his in-laws: Bob Stewart and wife Audrey, Larry Stewart and wife Judy, Jerry Stewart and wife Pam, and Carolyn Stewart. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Geraldine Overbeck and Marie Niemerg. Harold was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a life-member of the Loyal Order of Moose and was a Veteran in the United States Army. Harold was the owner and operator of Tays Landscaping, and with his wife by his side, they developed Tays Estates Subdivision in Mattoon, IL. For sixty wonderful years, Harold and Lettie lived a life filled with love and laughter. They enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing cards with their family and dear friends. He liked watching Western movies but was known to watch the occasional soap opera. Harold was a loving husband, a beloved uncle, and a wonderful friend to all who knew him. Memorials in his honor may be made to the family in care of Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with the family.
Harold Lee Tays, 81 of Mattoon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Mattoon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. A visitation will be held Monday, May 10, 2021 from 9:00AM until 10:30 AM at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200... View Obituary & Service Information
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