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Louis Johnson Sawyer

Louis Johnson Sawyer, 92, of Collinsville, passed away at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:06 a.m.

He was born April 30, 1930, in Gillespie, to George H. Sawyer and Santina L. Baggio Sawyer.

He married Betty J. Vasel Sawyer on Dec. 19, 1957 in Litchfield.

He was a foreman for McDonnell Douglas.

Louis was a member of the American Legion of Bunker Hill and Brittany Shooting Park.  He enjoyed hunting and golfing.

He is survived by his spouse, Betty J. Sawyer of Collinsville; daughters, Luann Sawyer of Collinsville, Kathy S. (Jack) Glagola of Bethlehem, PA; son in law, John (Donna) McLaughlin; grandchildren, John Robert Glagola, III, Louis S. Glagola, Harrison P. McLaughlin, Christopher N. McLaughlin; nephew, Mark Sawyer of Colorado; niece, Diane Sawyer-Hoots of New Berlin.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michele McLaughlin; son, Jeffrey Sawyer, brother, David & K. “Mildred” Sawyer; sister in infancy, Dorothy.

Remains will be cremated.  Private family services will be held.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Society.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.