Rick Andrew Lezu

Aug 13th, 1953 - Jul 22nd, 2020


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Jul. 27th, 2020 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Jul. 27th, 2020 12:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Mon, Jul. 27th, 2020 1:00 PM

Marion- Rick Andrew Lezu, age 66, of Marion, passed away at 5:10 pm on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.

Rick was born in Herrin on August 13, 1953, the son of Frank John and Mabel June (Donahue) Lezu.  He had worked as a Union Business Representative in the nursing industry.

Survivors include

Son- Zachary Lezu of Marion

Daughter- Holly and William Harmon of Pittsburg

Five grandchildren- Colton, Hayden, Sydney, Amber, and Gabriel

One Great Grandson- Kade

Sister- Pamela Purdy of Crete, IL

Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 10am-12pm on Monday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Native American Children’s Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. 

For more information, or to sign the online memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Edna Daschner

    From: St Anne, Illinois

    Date: July 26, 2020

    It was an honor and a privilege to have worked closely with Rick serving our nurses who served our members who previously served this great country of ours. I know Rick was so grateful to have been able to spend time with his grandchildren. He loved to fish. He was a humble man who had the veracity and spirit to have taken on the world. He made a difference in peoples by serving as a strong advocate and a champion of justice. He will be very sadly missed and very fondly remembered as the gentle giant of a man he was.

  • Guest: Khris Parker

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2020

    Rick was an awesome co-worker. He always had a great story to tell and knew the best places to eat. He will be missed. I remember him always fondly speaking of his grandchildren and his garden. Also, his love for Amy Schumer, lol. May God bless and keep your family during this time.

  • Guest: Richard Roche

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2020

    Rick was a stand-up comic disguised as a labor rep. His humor cut through anything he saw as phony or self-serving. He and I became great friends during his time at INA. I am sorry I can’t be there for his final journey. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Lisa Beckmann

    From: Pinckneyville, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my love and condolences to your family. I’ve known Rick over the years as my union leader. He has a heart of gold and his spirit is one like no other. Prayers for all of you in the coming days and weeks.