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C12 - Lager Monument

Lager Monument - 220 North 4th Street The Arthur J. Lager Monument Co. was established in 1914 by Arthur J. Lager. Arthur Lager died in 1951 and his son, Jerome, took over the business, along with his wife Mary. Jerome died in 1976. After a couple of years Mary took in Walter Eilers as a partner. In 1987, Mary turned the business over to her son, Jerry, who is the present owner. He has a monument company in Nashville, Sparta and Mascoutah, plus many salespeople as far south as Chester. Mary continues to work everyday, enjoying more than 60 years of work a dedication to the business.


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