LA CRESCENT, Minn. — John Herbert Sayers, 70, of La Crescent went to be with his Lord Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at the Lake Winona Manor Nursing Home, Winona, Minn.

He was born November 7, 1946, in Chester Hill, Ohio, to Nyle W. and Jenny (Duncan) Sayers Sr. John was a 1964 graduate of M and M High School in Mc Connelsville, Ohio. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War, and retiring as a staff sergeant. He attended WWTC and received a degree in accounting. John had been a member of the Nazarene Church in La Crosse, and was currently a member of the Community Church of Hokah, Hokah, Minn. He was a member of the Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post 595 in La Crescent, and enjoyed sports and fishing.

John is survived by a daughter, Heather Rae Sayers; a son, Joshua John Sayers; his ex-wife, Kathy Ann Sayers; three sisters, Jenny (Donald) Preacher, Gayla (Earl) Rexroad, and Jan Hamill; two brothers, Phil (Judy) Sayers and Raymond (Lisa) Sayers; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Daniel and Nyle Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crescent, 111 So. Oak St. Pastor Dave Possing will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

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John loved his family and they loved him very much. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. His family would like to thank the staff at Mosher Veteran’s Home and Lake Winona Manor for their wonderful care.