|George L. Leimbacher|
George L. Leimbacher, age 84, formerly of Joliet and Shorewood, Ill., and a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., for the past 22 years, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17. 2012, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home surrounded by his loving family.
George was born in Joliet on April 4, 1928, the son of the late Louis C. and Ann (née Fumigalli) Leimbacher.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1944, at 16 years old, proudly serving his country until 1946, on the USS Mayfield Victory.
He was a lifetime member of Stone City VFW Post 2199, Eagle River (WI) VFW Post #8637 and the Three Lakes American Legion Post #431.
Following his retirement from Caterpillar Inc., where he served for more than 30 years, he moved “up north” to Three Lakes, to enjoy his vacation home there.George enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, snowmobiling and playing dartball.
He was very active in his church, veterans groups and his snowmobile club just to name a few.
He especially enjoyed golf outings with his brothers-in-law, and taking Mirt on many vacation trips to Florida in the spring to warm up after some cold winters in the Northwoods.
George was a selfless man, always putting the well-being of others before his own. Many are “happy” to have known and loved him, we are now “happy” to have him as our angel, forever looking down on each and every one of us.
Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marian “Mirt” (née Ramuta) Leimbacher; his daughters, LuAnne Leimbacher and Lori (Dan) Keenan; his grandchildren, Kerri (Sam) Stockton, Jennifer (Shawn) Berdis and Christopher Goldman; his great-grandchildren, Anthony Stockton, and Colin and Bailee Berdis; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Preceded by his parents; his sister, Evelyn (Lindy) Lindstrom; and many other relatives.
Funeral services for George L. Leimbacher will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 11:45 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to the Cathedral of St. Raymond for Mass at 12:30 p.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Raymond School would be appreciated.
Visitation Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.
For information: (815) 741-5500. www.fredcdames.com.
|Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:56 PM|