Leon H. Boock, 69

Leon H. Boock, 69, of Waukegan, Ill., passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at the Vista Medical Center East, Waukegan.

Lee was born March 3, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa, to Harry and Mina (Landon) Boock.

Lee served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years, and retired from Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill., after 28 years of service.

He married Patricia Kell on April 29, 1961, and had two daughters, Cheryl and Tammy.

Lee was a longtime member of Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church in Waukegan, serving as an active member for many years and also on the church board, of which he was a past president.

He also loved his friends; Iowa; NASCAR; Germanfest; his motor home; feeding birds; picking up lunch tabs; visiting his grandkids; Daisy, his dog; and, most of all, his family.

Lee is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Huff of German Valley, Ill., and Tammy (Brett) Holst of Coppell, Texas; six grandchildren, James and Aubrey Huff, Karsen, Kierra, Saige and Seth Holst; brothers, Larry (Debbie) and Jerry (Sharon) Boock; sister, Lou Ann Daniels; sister-in-law, Ruth Boock; brother- and sisters-in-law, Rita Ruf, Bob and Marolyn Kell, Sally and Tiger Tennies, Gloria Fickler, and Jim and Audrey Kell; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Loren; and brother-in-law, Art.

Friends were able to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church, 2720 McAree Road, Waukegan. The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John Shumate officiating.

Interment will be private.

Donations may be made in his memory to Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church.

Arrangements were under the care of the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, Ill.

Visit the online guestbook at www.gurneefuneralhome.com.