George Juneau Leander, 82 of Rockton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. He was born on June 4, 1930 to Axel and Signe (Axberg) Leander.
He was a Navy veteran. He married, and was devoted to his wife, Natalie for 62 years. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union 219, their retirement club and attended many Naval reunions.
He was a wood crafter and enjoyed building things for family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Debra (Tim) Sheets and Russell (Cheryl) Leander; grandchildren, Amy Arns, Troy (Vanessa) Sheets, Rick Leander and Jennifer (Steve) Baxter, 8 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters and his wife Natalie.
Funeral service for George will be at 2pm, Monday, Oct. 8th, 2012 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service. Chaplain Colleen Poleski will be officiating.
Online condolences can be given at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.