GENOA – Leon J. Madey, 72, of Genoa, Ill., died Monday, May 5, 2014, working on his farm.|
Born April 12, 1942, in Belvidere, the son of Casimer and Angeline (Wryk) Madey, Leon served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1963. He married Dorothy Hasty on June 29, 1963.
Leon was a third-generation farmer in rural Genoa. His memberships included the Genoa-Kingston Fire Department (retired), the Knights of Columbus, St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church, the American Legion and the Coon Creek Casters.
Leon loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, farming, fishing, camping and campfires, fireworks, the Chicago White Sox, playing cards, snowmobiling and helping others.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Dorothy; four children, Christine (Steve) DeVlieger, Julie (Jerry) Jauron, Mark (Shelley) Madey and Matthew Madey; mother, Angie Madey; six grandchildren, Jordan DeVlieger, Emily DeVlieger, Jason Madey, Jacob Jauron, Rylee Madey and Jenna Jauron; two brothers, Benjamin (Sandy) Madey and John Madey; one sister, Mary Jean (Gene) Lane; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Harry) Nichol; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
His funeral service will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Marengo. The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa.
The family wishes to thank the many people who came out on Monday to help.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Genoa-Kingston Fire Department or the Marengo Fire Department in care of Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135.
For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-784-5191.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 8, 2014