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Le Roy T. Fahnestock


Le Roy T. Fahnestock, 82, of Bunker Hill, passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Alton, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 at 11:17 a.m.

He was born Feb. 20, 1940, in Ste. Genevieve, MO to Clifford Fahnestock and Maxine Pruitt Fahnestock.

He married Janet Hahn Fahnestock on Feb. 24, 1961 in Saint Louis CO, MO.

He was a banker.  He was also a minister in Kimmswick, MO and pastor for Woodburn Bible Church for 30 years.

He was a Mizzou Football Fan, St. Louis Cardinal Fan and Softball Coach.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and especially enjoyed reading his Bible.

He is survived by his spouse, Janet Fahnestock of Bunker Hill; children, Shelley (John ) Peterson of Bunker Hill, Lisa  Cox of Wood River, Jill (Perry) Yates of Bunker Hill, Mikki  Rowe of Staunton, Mike Fahnestock of Perryville, MO, Tom (Glenda) Fahnestock of Farmington, MO; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild due in Jan.; sister, Brenda (John) Klarich of Clearwater, FL; brothers, Roger (Jean) Fahnestock of Pekin and Bradley (Jeanette) Fahnestock of St. Genevieve, MO.

Le Roy was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tyler Yates; great-grandson, Job Peterson and sister, Janis Lloyd.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at  Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church.

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Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.