|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1925|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2009|
Leonard J LaBerta, 83, of Altamont, Illinois, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, March 31, 2009, at 1:59 a.m. at the Alzheimer's Unit of the Friendship Manor of St Elmo, Illinois.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon April 4, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Paul "Blue Point" Evangelical Luthern Church, Altamont, Illinois, with the Rev. David R Speers officiating.
A visitation for family and friends was Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois, from 5 to 8 p.m. and for one hour before the funeral service Saturday at the church.
Burial rites will be conducted in the St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont, Illinois, following the funeral service.
For those who prefer memorial contributions, they may be made to the St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church, The Alzheimer's Unit - Friendship Manor of St Elmo, and/or donor's choice.
Leonard J. LaBerta was born December 19, 1925, in St Louis, Missouri, a sixth sibling into the family of John V. Sr. and Florence Triss-LaBerta-James.
Leonard was a member of the St. Paul "Blue Point" Evangelical Luthern Church. Growing up in St. Louis, he had an acute interest in sports and was an avid sportsman. Leonard worked 30 years before his retirement out of the local 600 union hall in St. Louis as a truck driver in the St. Louis and Metro East areas.
He retired in 1982 and continued to work part time. In 1989 he moved with his wife back to her hometown of Altamont, Illinois.
He married Norma Louise Kunz on January 6, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri. She preceded him in death on October 15, 1967, the result of an automobile accident. He then married Bernice Marion Wendling on August 29, 1970, in the St Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church, rural altamont, Illinois. She survives.
In his passing he leaves behind his wife of Altamont, Illinois; three daughters, Linda (Douglas, deceased) Cates Altamont, Illinois and Jennifer (Paul) Ho and their son Joshua and daughter Jamie (Blake) Johnson; Nance (Jerry) Griffin Metropolis, Illinois and son Jonathan (Candy) Fatheree and their son Luke and daughter Michele (Michael) Barras and their daughter Madison and daughters Gina Fatheree and Samantha Griffin; and Donna (Thomas) Beys Chesterfield,Illinois and their son Michael (Kindra) Beys and their son Thomas and their daughter Mary (Ryan) Beck; two brothers-in-law, Donald Lee Wendling of Altamont, Illinois, and Arlon Elmer Wendling of Effingham, Illinois, one sister-in-law, Gloria (Victor) Press of St. Louis, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two sons-in-law, two brothers, three sisters and two sisters-in-law
Blue Point Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Connie
Record added: Apr 27, 2009
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