Earl G. Syler, 76, of Beverly, died May 24.

A celebration of life will be held June 15, at 1 p.m., at Bethany Union Church. Interment will be held at Constant Cemetery in Buffalo Hart, Ill. Donnellan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Syler is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Jennifer (Kent), Taylor, Bradley (Jennifer) Syler and Gregory (Iman) Syler; his grandchildren, Weston, Grant, Margaret, Carter, Walter and Shamar; and his brothers, Roy (Cathy) and Don (Lynne).

Syler taught for 36 years in the Calumet Park School District, teaching many class levels and ultimately specializing in industrial arts and computers. He loved Scouting and served as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 607 for 27 years.

Flowers are welcome, and memorials may be sent to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64131, or Boy Scout Troop 607, 1750 W. 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60643.

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