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Leonard E. Fair


1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Leonard E. Fair, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Northwest Community Hospital in the Midwest Care Center Hospice Suite in Arlington Heights.
He was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Chicago to Leonard Earl and Cecelia (Gorney) Fair.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the 36th Calvary Recon Squadron, driving a half truck.
He had been employed by the Wings and Wheels Trucking Company for 18 years, which was based out of Midway Airport.
He liked to travel and built a wooden cabin cruiser upon which he spent many years enjoying the Fox River and Chain O' Lakes.
One of the many hobbies he enjoyed was coin collecting. He enjoyed having a good time and was a very good dancer.
Survivors include his children, DuWayne K. (Claire) Fair of Wonder Lake, Debora L (Edward) Smith of McHenry and Drake A. (Teresa) Fair of McHenry; grandchildren, Amie L. Fair, Devin T. (Lynnaea) Smith, Derek A. Smith, Dustin E. Smith, Drake A. Fiar Jr., Brain A. Fair and Matthew A. Fair; a great-grandson, Logan A. Smith; and two sisters, Virginia Rahn and June Kline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Amanda J. Fair.
The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ringwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 26, 2013
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