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Leonard George Doerrfeld


1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leonard George Doerrfeld Obituary
Leonard George Doerrfeld

Born: Feb. 16, 1933; in Chicago

Died: July 4, 2014; in Wheaton

Leonard George Doerrfeld, of Wheaton, Formerly of Algonquin. Leonard Doerrfeld was born February 16, 1933, in Chicago, to George and Mary (nee Altergott) Doerrfeld. He passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Wynscape Nursing Home in Wheaton. Leonard was a faith-filled and loving family man who had a big heart and engaged in many acts to help others. He served in the United States Army, after which he founded Lion Tool & Die Co. in Algonquin, IL. His creativity and inventiveness was reflected in all of his endeavors, and he demonstrated a strong work ethic that led others by example. His family was always paramount to his heart, and he gave them many years of joy, support, and wisdom . Leonard's special missions in later life were to pray for peace and promote the pro-life cause.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Elaine (nee Aderman), whom he married June 4, 1955; his children, Leon (Donna), Paul (Kimberly), and William (Valerie) Doerrfeld and Ellen (Dan) Coman; grandchildren, Scott, Bill, Daniel, Peter, Corinne, Jessica, Emily, Alicia, Annemarie, Jennifer, and Linda; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Leo; as well as his sister Carole (Bill) Booth.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 11 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Windridge Funeral Home, 104 High Rd., (just west of Main St.) Cary and again on Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 111 S. Hubbard, Algonquin from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Windridge Memorial Park, Cary, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Pro Life Action League, 6160 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL 60646
Published in the Northwest Herald from July 9 to July 10, 2014
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