Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Leon R. Falkner

Somers – Leon R. Falkner, 70, passed away unexpectedly in the Emergency Room of Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.

Leon was born in Racine on March 5, 1939, to the late Raymond and Genevieve (nee: Czajkowski) Falkner. He graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1957. Leon served our country with the United States Army from 1962-1964.

On June 14, 1974, in St. Peter Catholic Church, he was united in marriage with Mary Lou (nee: Walsh). Leon was employed as a machinist by Twin Disc until his retirement in 1995.

With a profound faith in God, Leon was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Twin Disc 20 Year Club and the Racine Reel and Rifle Club. As a true outdoors enthusiast, Leon enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a gifted chef who had a great passion for creating authentic meals to share with his entire family – a trademark he will always be remembered for. Nothing brought greater joy to Leon than spending time with his granddaughters – especially at their school functions and sporting events.

Surviving are his broken-hearted wife, Mary Lou; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Steve Krekling; granddaughters, Lindsey and Laurin Krekling; nephews, Bill (Helene), Craig (Char) and Eugene Falkner; mother-in-law, Pauline Walsh; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Harry) Garnette and Paula Bodnar; brother-in-law, William (Patricia) Walsh; many other dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name.

In addition to his parents, Leon was preceded in death by his brother, Charles (Rosemarie) Falkner; and father-in-law, Jerome Walsh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church, 2224 – 30th Ave. in Kenosha, with Fr. Ireneusz Chodakowski, MIC officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Friday evening, October 9, from 5 – 8 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 7:30 p.m.; and in St. Peter’s Church on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. In memory of Leon, memorials to “HOPE Safehouse” or to “L.E.A.R.N. – Labrador Education and Rescue Network” have been suggested.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was young I spent alot of time with Granpa Ray and Grandma Jean. I still remember Lee coming home after work, tired. He always had the time and energy to play catch or go fishing, or otherwise find something fun to do with me. My Uncle Lee is a man of big heart and compassion. Love You Lee and my prayers to the family, God Bless.

Bill Falkner