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Leroy D. Leesman, age 95, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born March 28, 1917 in Van Petten, IL, the son of Kobus and Laura (Rademaker) Leesman. He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He enjoyed dancing and playing cards. Leroy married Dorothy Schueler on March 18, 1939. She died March 28, 2012.

He is survived by one granddaughter, Marissa (Jeronimo) Chavez of Moline, one daughter-in-law, Jill Leesman of Rock Falls, one step granddaughter, Jennifer Bennett of Rock Falls, one great grandson Tre Chavez, and one special friend, Kay Claeys of Rock Falls.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Gregory; one sister, Viola Kunde; and two brothers, Clyde and Luther.

Visitation will be from 5-7PM on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral service will be Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10 AM at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, with Reverend Henrietta Milner. Burial will immediately follow at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.