Leonard P. ‘Len’ Zgonina
Jan. 15, 1932 — May 14, 2015
Leonard P. “Len” Zgonina, age 83, died peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in East Troy. Len was born on January 15, 1932, in Chicago, to John and Adeline (Golubski) Zgonina.
He married the love of his life, Maria Covelli, on June 5, 1954, in Chicago. Len was a firefighter for over 25 years. He loved flying, photography, his coffee groups and his computer, but mostly his family. He cherished his wife, children and grandchildren.
Len will be missed for his morning jokes and his usual response when answering the “I love you” phrase, “Same here.”
Len is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maria; his daughters, Donna (Jim) Rausch of East Troy, Janet (Scott) Fleischauer of Zion, Il., and Maria (Jerry) Rausch of Eagle; his grandchildren, Amanda (Kevin) Donnelly, David (Ali) Daniels, Joseph (Alison) Fleischauer, April (Erik Doney) Fleischauer, Timothy Fleischauer, Jessica Fuchs, Elijah Rausch, Leonard Rausch and Isabella Rausch; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Connor, David Jr., Lily, Dylan and Jack; step-grandchildren, Michelle Kaczmarek, John Rausch and Jonathon Rausch; step-great-grandchildren, Michael, Evan, Cole and Farrah; one brother, Raymond (Mary) Zgonina; and other relatives and many good friends.
Len was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Ann; and a son, Joseph.
Funeral services for Len will be at 2:00pm Monday, May 18, at Thelen Funeral Services, W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, Genesee, with Fr. Dennis Ackeret officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Children’s Hospital Childhood Cancer Research.
Thelen Funeral Services, 262-392-4251, is honored to be assisting the family. For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to www.thelenfh.com.