LESLIE S. PERGANDE, 92 ROCKFORD - Leslie S. Pergande, 92, of Rockford went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Born June 22, 1921, in Oak Park, IL, the son of Henry and Hermine (Stahmer) Pergande. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Aleutian Islands. Les married Ottilia Klabon on July 10, 1948, in Chicago. He was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. He is survived by three sons, Jeffrey (Kathleen), Larry and Stuart; grandchildren, Jason (Laura) Pergande and Kristin (Bobby) Kaye; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Pergande and James Robert Kaye; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife; parents; four brothers; and two sisters. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2001 N. Alpine Road, with Pastor Kenneth Krause officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave. To share a memory or condolence visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014