James L. Early, Jr. (Menard), 89, of Valmeyer, IL, died September 2, 2021, in Red Bud, IL. He was born August 9, 1932, in Prairie du Rocher, IL.
He is survived by his children Lavonne (Ken) Bromberger, Gary Early, Kevin (Karen) Early, Amy (Troy) Ingram, and Mark Early; 8 grandchildren Shawn (Doug) Scheidt, Ryan (Caitlin) Bromberger, Kyle Early, Cody Early, Joseph Early, Samantha (Mitchell Ettling) Early, Travis Ingram, and Tyler Ingram; 6 great grandchildren; brother Allen Menard; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife Yvonne Early, nee Marquardt; son Joseph Early; great granddaughter Brielle Bromberger; parents Cletus & Ella Menard; James L. Early, Sr.; sister Marlene Muertz; brothers Pierre & Milton Menard.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church - Valmeyer; 4th degree Knights of Columbus, a US Navy Veteran, US Army Reserves; Waterloo VFW, Valmeyer American Legion, and member of Boy Scouts of America.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Parkinson's Foundation or Donor's Choice
4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:15 AM Wednesday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Valmeyer, IL
Father John Kizhakedan officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL