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Leo J. Nardini, 76 of Rock Falls died Sunday December 9, 2012, at the University Hospital, Madison, WI.

He was born on August 1, 1936 in Rock Falls, the son of Nicodemo and Annunzita (Nardi) Nardini, and served in the US Army. He married Margaret Heward on October 27, 1962. Leo was the owner and operator of "Gig's" Pizza in Rock Falls from 1966 – 1989. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls; and a 41 year member of the Coloma Park District board. Leo was an avid supporter of all Rock Falls sports programs.

Surviving is his wife, Margaret; two sons: Michael (Christine) Nardini of St. Louis, MO and Mark (Dawn) Nardini of Rock Falls; his daughter Gina Nardini of Minneapolis, MN; his sisters: Cecilia Wilson of Rock Falls and Ada Gugliuzza of Rockford; his brother, Ado Nardini of Rock Falls; and five grandchildren: Jordyn Heppler, Breu Knox, Lauryn Nardini, Niklaus Nardini and Harry Adkins-Nardini.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Nevada Poci; his brother Edelio Nardini; a grand daughter Melinda Heppler.

Visitation will be Wednesday December 12, 2012 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Thursday at 11 AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church, with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak, Celebrant officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to the Coloma Township Park District.