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Clara Irene Leifheit

November 20, 1919 May 21, 2021
Clara Irene Leifheit
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Obituary for Clara Irene Leifheit

Clara Irene Leifheit, 101, of German Valley, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at Walnut Acres in Freeport. She was born November 20, 1919, in Chicago, the daughter of John T. and Clara E. (Dagitz) Hoffman and graduated from Parker High School in Chicago in 1936. Irene married Russell Fredrick Leifheit in Yorkville, IL on July 22, 1939. Together they farmed in Bristol, IL and then German Valley, retiring in 1976.

She was an active member of the Lutheran churches in Plano and Forreston. Loving the farm, Irene enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. She dearly loved spending time with her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Russell’s family with whom she was affectionately called “Aunt Doll”.

Irene is lovingly survived by her daughter, Judy (Don) Price of St. Charles; son, James (Barb) Leifheit of Davis; grandchildren, Scott Price of Geneva, Jason (Lacey) Price of Batavia, Kim (Michael) Cassidy of Davis; great-grandchildren, Evan Price of St. Charles, Anna Price of St. Charles, Aden Cassidy stationed at the United States Aviano Air Base in Pordenone, Italy.

Irene is predeceased by her husband, Russell Leifheit; sisters, Florence Kollman, Mabel Wilcox.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Faith Lutheran Church, 402 S. 2nd Ave., Forreston, IL with Reverend Scott Ralston officiating. Interment 3:30 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery at 599 W. Somonauk St., Yorkville, IL. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Faith Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Saturday

29

May

10:00 AM 5/29/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/29/2021 11:00:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church

402 S. 2nd Ave.
Forreston, IL 61030

Faith Lutheran Church
402 S. 2nd Ave. Forreston 61030 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

29

May

11:00 AM 5/29/2021 11:00:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church

402 S. 2nd Ave.
Forreston, IL 61030

Faith Lutheran Church
402 S. 2nd Ave. Forreston 61030 IL
United States

Interment

Saturday

29

May

3:30 PM 5/29/2021 3:30:00 PM
Elmwood Cemetery

599 W. Somonauk St.
Yorkville, IL 60560

Elmwood Cemetery
599 W. Somonauk St. Yorkville 60560 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Elmwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

599 W. Somonauk St.
Yorkville, IL 60560

599 W. Somonauk St. Yorkville 60560 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Faith Lutheran Church in Forreston

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