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Leonard D Fleming

04/13/1917 - 01/15/2005

Obituary

Leonard D. Fleming, 87, of Kewanee, Il died 1:38 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Kewanee Hospital. He was born April 13, 1917 in Colona Twp. Il. son of Mel and Marie (Simonse) Fleming. He was educated in rural schools. He married Neena Ptasnik September 1, 1945 in Kewanee. She survives as well as 2 daughters Mrs. Phil (Donna) Alcocer of Bellevue, Nebraska and Mrs. Robert (Rita) Christy of Knoxville, Iowa. Two grandchildren Stephanie and Ann-Marie and one great grandson. Also surviving is one sister Margaret Michalik of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Vandemore, Anna Ahlgren and Sofie Fleming and three brothers, Henry, Edward and Frank.

He farmed in Burns Township for 42 years, and then worked for the Overbaugh International Dealership in Galva Il, retiring in 1979. He helped build the Burns Grange Hall and was an active member for many years.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Kewanee. He enjoyed bowling with the Grange League, golfing in the Senior League at Baker Park, and playing cards. He was recognized in 1983 for making a “Hole in 1” at Baker Park Golf course. He enjoyed being with his family and grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Freddie Gomez Torres officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at Schueneman & Tumbleson funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Baker Park.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

The photo is from 1942.

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