Danute Leinartas-Richter of Elk Grove Village for 20 years Danute Leinartas-Richter (nee Sutkaityte), 85, formerly of Glendale Heights for 25 years, was born in Sakia, Suvalkai, Lithuania on Jan. 7, 1927, and passed away Dec. 3, 2012, in Elmhurst, IL. Visitation is private and services will be announced. Danute emigrated from Lithuania post World War II to Germany, Australia and finally to Chicago in 1956. She worked as a registered nurse in various hospitals in the Chicago Metropolitan area, retiring in 1989. She is survived by her children, Aurelia Leinartas, Edward Leinartas and Lydia Winterberg; daughter-in-law, Lynn Leinartas; grandchildren, Michael (Honnie) Leinartas, Ananda Leinartas, Christy Leinartas and Leela Leinartas; and great-grandchildren, Oliver Leinartas and Percy Leinartas.