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Leonard G. Williams, 84 of Aledo, IL died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services are 11:30 a.m. Monday March 4, 2019 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at Fippinger’s where memorials may be left to the First Baptist Church Youth Ministry Program or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Leonard was born January 6, 1935 in Reynolds, Illinois to Fred A. and Ruth E. Sproston Williams. He graduated from Aledo High School in 1952 and married Sandra D. Murdock September 4, 1955 in Aledo. She died August 18, 2018.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1953-1955.
Leonard farmed all his life in Perryton Township. He also assisted Perryton Township Road Commissioners: Russell Colbert, Mike Miller and Dave Lloyd.
His memberships include the First Baptist Church in Aledo and the Mercer County Farm Bureau. He served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman for several years.
In his early days, he was an avid bowler and softball player. Leonard enjoyed being with his family and attending their events.
He is survived by a daughter: Daneen (Larry) Zalud of Franklin, TN; a son: Scott (Rhonda) Williams of DeWitt, Iowa; 5 grandchildren: Kris, Brad, Kim, Lauryn and Alanna; 8 great grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley Schultz of Silvis, IL; Patty Ryan of Metamora, IL; several nieces and nephews.
His parents; wife: Sandra; four brothers and eight sisters preceded him in death.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York NY 10163-4777
First Baptist Church Youth Ministry Program
800 NE 6th Avenue, Aledo IL 61231