Leonard W. Lawrence - 74

8/9/1941 - 6/20/2016

Stillman Valley, Illinois

Stillman Valley – Leonard W. “Lenny” Lawrence, age 74, died Sat. June 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Rockford the son of Roy and Geneva (Bain) Lawrence. Lenny graduated from Stillman Valley High School in 1960. He married Judith Ann McVay on June 1, 1963 in Rockford. He worked for Mattison Machine Works and then for Centro-Metalcut retiring in 2003. He also operated his own carpet cleaning service known as “Lenny’s Carpet Cleaning”. While growing up in Stillman, he worked on the family farm for his beloved aunt and uncle. Lenny was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church of Byron, the Blackhawk Athletic Club, SMSF Club, and the Eagles Club. Lenny loved to collect things! He loved displaying all his treasures throughout the farm. For many years, he enjoyed traffic club meetings, playing golf, and bowling at Bowl Mor Lanes in Rockford. His one true love was his wife Judy. There was never a moment that they weren’t together. Lenny also loved his daughters and grandchildren greatly. They truly meant the world to him. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Judy, son Randall Wayne Lawrence, grandson Nicholaus Wayne Reis, 3 brothers; Roy Jr., Tom, and Robert, and his special Aunt Winnie and Uncle George who raised him. He is survived by his 3 daughters; Laurie (Glenn) Reis of Rockford, Kathryn Clevenger (Randy Reck) of Rockford, and Christina (Thomas) Johnson of Byron, 6 grandchildren; Randi and Austin Reis, Colton and Zaida Clevenger, Ethan and Eli Johnson, several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Lenny’s caregivers for their love and tender care; Lanet, Andrea, Jaime, and Lori. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley, IL with the Rev. Matthew Rosebrock of Risen Savior Lutheran Church of Byron officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm, Sunday, June 26th at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Stillman Valley Cemetery. A memorial fund is established in Lenny’s name.


4-7 pm, Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley, IL


1:00 pm, Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley, IL

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