Anthony S. “Tony” LeCleir, 55, of Davenport passed away as the result of a work-related injury on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Isle Casino Center, Salon B, in Bettendorf. Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Scott County or to King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, Davenport.
Tony was born on December 7, 1967, in Moline, Illinois, the son of Robert Trullinger and Jane LeCleir. He attended Moline High School before beginning his career as a warehouse picker at Eagle’s Warehouse in Milan, Illinois. After the warehouse closed, Tony began working as a picker at John Deere in Milan, where he presently worked for the past 19 years. He was a member of the UAW Local 79 and was a proud Union member for 36 years. On October 10, 2009, he was united in marriage to Tammy L. Ammerman in Bettendorf.
Tony was an avid golfer, achieving 2 holes-in-one in a single season. In his younger years, he played darts and was known as one of the best in the area. Tony loved his “Zaaa” tradition of Uncle Bill’s pizza on Friday nights, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed spending time outside, whether it was having bonfires or going to the park with his grandchildren. He had a love of animals, especially his two favorite furry canines, Bentley and Jax.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Tammy LeCleir of Davenport; his mother, Jane Nichols of Moline; his father, Robert Trullinger of Muscatine, Iowa; his daughters, Angie (Kristen) Borgeson of Phoenix, Arizona and Kayla (Kyle) DeMarlie of Silvis, Illinois; three grandchildren, Mya, Macie, and Baylor DeMarlie; aunt and uncle, Mary & Bill James of Moline; father-in-law, Frank Ammerman of Davenport; sister-in-law, Christine (Patrick) Chandler of Erie, Illinois; four half-sisters and one half-brother; numerous cousins; and several very special friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; sister, Tracy Kennis; mother-in-law, Judy Ammerman; and his canine companion, Louie.