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Leonard I. Fornek

July 31, 1933 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 86)

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Leonard I. Fornek, age 86.  U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  Beloved husband of Geraldine (nee Dorencz).  Dear father Michael (Kristine), Mary Fornek, and Christine (Jim) Barcelona.  Proud grandfather of Adam, Luke, Sarah, Jake, Eric, Jackson and Ashley; great grandfather of Jayden, Caylah and Colin.  Fond brother of Ted (Jean), Roy (Maryann), the late Claire, the late Alex, the late Edwin and the late Anna Mae.  Cherished brother in law of Lil Fornek, Ray Zmuda and Ed (Arlene) Dorencz.  Dear uncle and friend to many.  Member of the Central Park American Legion Post # 1028. Funeral Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 S. 71st Ave., Tinley Park (One block east of Harlem on 171st Street in the Olde Tinley Library) to Our Lady of the Woods Church for an 11:15 a.m. Mass.  Private inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in Leonard’s name would be appreciated. 708-781-9212 or

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December 6, 2019

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Maher Funeral Home Tinley Park
17101 S. 71st Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Funeral Mass
December 7, 2019

11:15 AM
Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church
10731 W. 131st St
Orland Park, IL 60462

Private Committal

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