Daniel C. Leikvold
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Daniel C. Leikvold, 62, died at 5:40 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his home with his wife and two children at his side. A relentless and aggressive cancer took him from us.
Daniel was born Sept. 8, 1951, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of Carsten and Olive Leikvold. He married Karen C. Guger on June 18, 1983, in Bemidji, Minn.
Daniel earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and was employed as an attorney for the State of Illinois in the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for 25 years. He enjoyed running and participated in many road races and marathons. He also enjoyed biking, woodworking, reading and collecting stamps.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, John and Loretta Guger; and brother-in-law, Mitch Bolek.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen Guger of Springfield; children, Carsten D. and Johanna M. Leikvold, both of Springfield; siblings, Sena (Charles Stewart) Leikvold of Lincoln Park/Chicago, Mary Leikvold of St. Paul, Minn., Jon (Debra Christensen) Leikvold of Apple Valley, Minn., Laila (Chaz Gore) Leikvold of Virginia; nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved pet, Zeke.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Celebration of Life: The family will host a Celebration of Life at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Koke Mill Christian Church, 475 S. Koke Mill Ln., Springfield.
Memorials may be made to Lincoln Memorial Gardens and Nature Center, 2301 E. Lake Dr., Springfield, IL 62712.
The family of Daniel C. Leikvold is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.