Jeffery Paul Lile

Jeffery Paul Lile, 62, of Kingsbury, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 28, 2021 in his home.


He was born April 21, 1959 in La Porte, Indiana to Virginia N. (Lile) Bates.

Jeff was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed racing, fishing, hunting and spending time with family at cookouts. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his Harley and was part of the pit crew for Lile Racing at the circle track. His sister’s lovingly gave him the nickname “Bodine”. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.


Surviving are his mother, Virginia N. Bates of Kingsbury; six sisters, Connie Lile of La Porte, Patty (Bob) Young of Lacrosse, Lorie Smutzer of La Porte, Paula (Bill) Stowe of La Porte, Darla Bates of La Porte, and LeeAnn (Norman) Daisy of La Porte; one sister-in-law, Karen Lile of La Porte; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Preceding in death were his step-father, Byrum Bates; brother, Frank Lile; grandparents, Darl and Elinora Lile; nephew, Garrick Holmquest; and step-grandparents, John and Lucille Bates.


A funeral celebrating his life will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, November 1, 2021 at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 with Pastor Arnold Smith officiating. A visitation and viewing will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of service Monday, November 1, 2021 at the funeral home


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