|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2011|
PEORIA, IL - Arthur William Lais, 90, of Peoria passed away and was promoted to Heaven at 9:23 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
He was born Dec. 2, 1920, to Amos J. and Sarah "Kate" Troyer Lais in Hubbard, Ore., and married Ethel Elizabeth Zook on Aug. 28, 1943, in Hubbard, Ore. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2003 before she went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 26 of that year.
He was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for many years. He retired in 2005 at the age of 84, as our nation's oldest mail carrier.
Arthur was a member of Fellowship Bible Church and was active in Community Bible Study and The Fishermen (in the 1960s).
He spent his whole life serving the God that he loved, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Arthur is survived by his children, Gerry Lais (Kathy) of Beaverton, Ore., Marci Lais Pesch (Jim) of Peoria, Fred Lais of Molalla, Ore., Greg Lais (Janine) of Peoria, James "Chip" Lais (PJ) of Florence, Ore., and Valeri Lais of Peoria; as well as 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Grace, Silas, Ralph, Bert, Mabel, Mildred and Blanche.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on September 22, 2011
Amos J. Lais (1881 - 1958)
Sarah Catherine Troyer Lais (1882 - 1939)
Ethel Elizabeth Zook Lais (1923 - 2003)
Ralph Amos Lais (1904 - 1998)*
Grace Viola Lais Mishler Newman Mitchell (1907 - 1993)*
Silas Roy Lais (1911 - 1957)*
Mabel Delilah Lais Burkhart (1913 - 2002)*
Vera Mae Lais (1918 - 1918)*
Arthur William Lais (1920 - 2011)
Note: ***Not sure if Arthur is buried in Parkview, but his wife was buried here in 2003. Making an assumption that he was buried with her.***
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
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