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Leonard G. Venvertloh

Leonard G. Venvertloh

Leonard G. Venvertloh, age 80, of Fowler, died on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in the Sunset Home. He was born on January 1, 1939 in Quincy, IL the son of William 'Pete' and Hilda (Vonderheide) Venvertloh. He married Mildred Brinkman on September 3, 1960 in St. Francis Catholic Church. She survives. Leonard was a lifelong farmer and also a rural mail carrier for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of the Men's Club at the church. Leonard was an avid woodworker. He loved gardening and animals. In his younger years, he enjoyed fast pitch softball. He was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association. More than anything else, he was a devoted family man.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
FOUR CHILDREN: Ronald Venvertloh and his wife Karen of Mendon, IL; Carol Wiemelt and her husband Greg of LaGrange, MO; Bernie Venvertloh and his wife Brenda of Quincy; and Joann Ellerman and her husband Jerry of Mendon, IL.
NINE GRANDCHILDREN: Jeff Venvertloh and his wife Brooke; Josh Venvertloh and his wife Jill; Katie Venvertloh; Erin Forrest and her husband Dustin; Kelly Wiemelt; Bradley Venvertloh and his wife Ashley; Ben Venvertloh; Jamie Ellerman and Jordan Ellerman.
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Ryan, Brennan, Morgan and Nolan Venvertloh; Josie and Jace Venvertloh; Lennox Forrest; and an additional great-granddaughter expected in March.
FOUR BROTHERS: Ralph Venvertloh; Walter Venvertloh and his wife Kathleen; Gene Venvertloh and his wife Margie and Wilfred Venvertloh and his wife Norma.
BROTHER-IN-LAW: Leroy Brinkman and his wife Virginia.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, a sister in infancy, a sister-in-law: Betty Venvertloh and a brother-in-law Jim Brinkman along with his wife Betty.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:15 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Transitions of Western Illinois, the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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From:
Cindy Baselice
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss, he was a great man
From:
Mike & Janice Zanger
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So blessed to have been apart of this wonderful man's life. Always putting others first and making sure everyone was happy. The many family memories especially butchering are priceless. We were fortunate to have been able to visit with Leny & Millie at their home a couple weeks ago. We know that Leny is now at peace in heaven. We send our deepest sympathies to Millie & their entire family.
From:
Greg and Sherri Sandidge
basco, IL
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Joann and Jerry, Bernie and Brenda, and Family You have our deepest prayers and sympathy on the loss of your father. Leonard was a treasure to the community and a great family man. He will be missed here on earth, but he will be doing great things in Haven this day.
From:
janice l myers
memphis, TN
Comments:
So sorry to hear about George. Keeping the family in my prayers.
From:
Diane M Bureman
Tonganoxie, KS
Comments:
I loved Lennie so much. He was part of my life from when I can remember. His smile was one of the best and you knew he liked you! A very good man!
From:
Doug Woodworth
Ursa, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss Lennie was a really nice man. I enjoyed visiting with him at the feed store and after.
From:
Dave Wiemelt
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Carol. So sorry on the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
From:
Darlene and Joe Wietholder
Mendon, Il., IL
Comments:
We send our deepest sympathy to Millie, children, and the entire Venvertloh and Brinkman family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. May God comfort you. Lennie was a wonderful and awesome man who truly had a love for his family. I will always remember his beautiful smile.
From:
Dianne and Larry Fessler
Greeley, CO
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to. Millie and all of Lenny's family and friends. I have many good memories and am confident heaven has gained a new angel. He always had a smile for everyone and was just a good person!