Leslie F. Graham 85, passed away with his family at his side on Saturday November 11, 2017. He was born May 7, 1932 in Winslow, IL son of Archie and Cecile (Reck) Graham. On February 14, 1959 he married Rosemary (Harne) Blomquist in Freeport, IL.
Leslie served in the US Army in the Korean War from November 5, 1952 until honorably discharged on October 22, 1954. He is a current member of Winslow American Legion Post 592. A Director of Court Services in Freeport for 22 years. Leslie was President of the Illinois Probation, Parole and Correction Association. He was on the Stephenson County Board, and the Mayor of Winslow. He also helped form the Hospice of Northwest Illinois.
Leslie is survived by his wife; Rosemary, two daughters; Stephanie (Walter) Orzechowski, and Teri Palombi. Seven grandchildren; Jay (Nancy) Blomquist, Chad Blomquist (Brian), Angie (Scott) Wech-Gussick, Linsey Wymer, Jessica (Karsten) Marick, Tim (Tammy) Wymer, Katrina Orzechowski. Six great grandchildren; Olivia, Alexander, Caitlin, Ariana, Zadia, Emma. Nephew; Jim (Debbie) Graham.
Proceeded in death by his: parents, son; Jeffrey Blomquist, brothers; Sheldon and James Graham, sister; Helen Woods, and daughter in law; Pam Blomquist
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St John's Lutheran Church, Lena, IL.
Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL.
Pastor Rick Bader will officiate the service.
Interment will be at Rock Lily Cemetery, Winslow, IL.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leamonfh.com.
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017
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So sorry to hear of Les's passing. He was involved in Winslow in so many ways for the well being of the township. His commitment will be missed as well as the man.