George "Leighton" Wasem (1934 - 2016)


George "Leighton" Wasem, 82, of Springfield, formerly of Vandalia, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at his residence.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home in Springfield, with Alanna Gray officiating. Vistation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Animal Protective League, or The McDougall Research and Education Foundation, P.O. Box 14039, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95402 or [email protected]. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Wasem was born on Jan. 2, 1934, in Vandalia, the son of George J. and Eva A. VanHorn Wasem. He married Linda Wiseman on July 17, 1971, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife; son, Galen Kendall Wasem of Austin, Texas; and daughters, Alanna and her husband Matthew Gray of Taylorville, Alyssa and her husband David West Jr. of Springfield, and Diana Leigh Wasem of Springfield.
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Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home & Crematory Service
530 N Fifth St
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 544-5755
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 25 to Aug. 3, 2016