Louise J. Leonhardt

Born: Wednesday, October 21, 1931
Passed: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

9/29/2018 | 2:30 PM -
First Lutheran Church  , Rockford IL 
Add to Calendar 9/29/2018 9/29/2018 11 Louise J. Leonhardt Memorial Louise J. Leonhardt Memorial at First Lutheran Church First Lutheran Church Olson Funeral Homes contact@olsonfh.com true DD/MM/YYYY

Print Obituary & Condolences    


Louise Leonhardt, 86, of Roscoe, IL, died peacefully on August 15, 2018. She was born on October 21, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Badura) Keske. She grew up in Horicon, WI after her mother passed away when she was a toddler, and graduated from Horicon High School in 1948. She married Robert Leonhardt in May 1951 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Horicon before moving to the Rockford area. She and Bob built their house in Roscoe on a 3 acre site. Louise was a Fuller Brush dealer for over 40 years selling in the northern IL and southern WI areas. She served on the Rockford Lutheran High School Board, church council at First Lutheran Church - Rockford, the YMCA Board of Directors - Beloit, WI, active volunteer for the Crusader Thrift Shop and Co-Manager. Louise also helped serve meals at the Emmanuel Soup Kitchen and the Beloit Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. She spent time to find clothing, and furnishings for needy families.
Survivors are: John (Patricia) Leonhardt of Cottage Grove, WI, Robert Leonhardt of Rockford, Keith (Theresa) Leonhardt of Rockford, and Gary Leonhardt of Norman, OK; nieces & nephews; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and 1 great-great grandson. Predeceased in death by her parents; husband, Robert; step-mother, Maria Keske; granddaughter, Courtney Sullivan; grandson, Gabriel Leonhardt; and great-granddaughter, Abigail Sullivan.
Memorial Services will be 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 225 S. 3rd St, Rockford with Reverend Jane McChesney officiating. A potluck luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harlem Roscoe Rescue, PO BOX 450, Roscoe, IL 61073 or First Lutheran Church.

Leave Condolences or Share a Memory