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Leonard W. Boerngen

Leonard Wayne Boerngen, 90, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2021 at  Carriage Crossing, Arcola, IL 

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 East Northline Road, Tuscola, IL with Pastor Jason Braaten officiating. Burial was in the Tuscola Township Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded. 

Visitation was held one hour prior to the services at the church. 

Leonard was born on November 16, 1930 in Effingham County, IL the son of Emery and Esther Habbe Boerngen. He married Kathleen D. Having on April 22, 1955 in Effingham, IL. She preceded him in death on July 22, 2019. 

Survivors include his daughters: Janet Boerngen and husband: Michael Ducey of Champaign, Cindy (Steve) Meister of Fairbury and Donna (Greg) Campbell of Tuscola, two grandsons: Austin (Sarah) Ducey of Champaign and Gunnar (Bethany) Campbell of Hamel, IL, five great-grandchildren: Grace, Luke, Jack, Amadeus and William, brother: Lyle (Shirley) Boerngen of Lebanon, IL 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Grace Lee. 

Leonard graduated from North Clay Community High School, Louisville, IL in 1948. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. 

After 38 years, he retired from USI Chemical Company, Tuscola in 1992 where he worked in the insulation department and later as an electrician. 

He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Leonard was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed fishing and making wood crafts. 

With his love of singing, especially church hymns, memorials can be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Fund. 

A special thanks to the nurses and caregivers of Memory Care South at Carriage Crossing of Arcola and to Pastor Jason Braaten of Immanuel Lutheran Church. 

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, IL is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via

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  1. Anonymous on December 31, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    What a nice guy used to call him the silver fox

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