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LEONARD L. 'LEN' HALLEN, 83 ROCKFORD - Leonard L. "Len" Hallen, 83, of Rockford passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014. Born April 26, 1930, in Rockford; the son of Mabon and Dorothy (Krueger) Hallen. Graduate of Rockford East High School, Class of 1948. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Attended Northern Illinois University where he received his Master's degree. Married Marilyn J. Trolander August 27, 1955, in Rockford. Leonard was a principal, teacher, and artist. He worked in Rockford School District 205, Maud Johnson, Nashold, and Buckbee schools. Member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Rockford; daughters, Kathy (Gregory) Perry of Rockton and Gayle Hallen of Chicago; sister-in-law, Dodie (Bob) McNaughton of Rockford; grandchildren, Katie and Margaret Butera, and Alexandra Perry; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; and brother, Mabon Hallen. Special thank you to Dr. Ajaz Khan at OSF Center for Cancer Care, his caregiver, Randy Sprague, and the staff and caregivers at Morning Star Village, Heartland Hospice, and Comfort Keepers for their compassion and support. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, with Rev. Donald E. Lavelle officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial to OSF St. Anthony Foundation or in care of the family. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel. To share a memory or condolence visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2014
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