August 24, 2022

Louis Johnson Sawyer, 92, of Collinsville, Ill., died at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. He was born April 30, 1930, in Gillespie to George and Santina (Baggio) Sawyer. He married Betty Vasel on Dec. 19, 1957, in Litchfield. She survives.

He was a foreman for McDonnell Douglas. Louis was a member of the American Legion of Bunker Hill and Brittany Shooting Park. He enjoyed hunting and golfing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Sawyer of Collinsville; daughters, Luann Sawyer of Collinsville, Kathy (Jack) Glagola of Bethlehem, Pa .; son-in-law, John (Donna) McLaughlin; grandchildren, John Robert Glagola, III, Louis Glagola, Harrison McLaughlin, Christopher McLaughlin; and a nephew and niece. Louis was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michele McLaughlin; son, Jeffrey Sawyer; brother, David and K. "Mildred" Sawyer; and a sister in infancy, Dorothy.

Remains will be cremated. Private family services will be held.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Society. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill was in charge of arrangements.

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