GEORGE JUNEAU LEANDER, 82 ROCKTON - George Juneau Leander, 82 of Rockton passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. He was born June 4, 1930, to Axel and Signe (Axberg) Leander. He was a Navy veteran. He married, and was devoted to his wife, Natalie for 62 years. Member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union 219, their retirement club and attended many Naval reunions. George was a wood crafter and enjoyed building things for family and friends. Survived by children, Debra (Tim) Sheets and Russell (Cheryl) Leander; grandchildren, Amy Arns, Troy (Vanessa) Sheets, Rick Leander and Jennifer (Steve) Baxter; eight great-grandchildren, with three more on the way. Predeceased by his parents; brothers and sisters; and wife, Natalie. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, with visitation from 1 p.m. to time of service; Chaplain Colleen Poleski will officiate. Online condolences, sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012