Celebrating the life of Stephen R. "Steve" Leden
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Stephen is survived by his devoted wife, Kay; loving daughters, Paige K. and Ashtyn Ann; mother, Diane (Steve Knott) Leden of Pecatonica; father, Richard Leden of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Kelly (Dennis) Wilder of Albuquerque, N.M. and her children, Easton and Lauren Wilder; grandmother, Jeannette Hodgdon of Winnebago, mother and father-in-law, Nancy and Charles Nivinski of Rockford; brother-in-law, Dan (Rhonda) Nivinski of Queen Creek, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Jody (Shirl Boomer) Small and her children, Ryan, Erin and Cory Small, and Jill (Joseph) Giacomazzo and her children, Kolton and Tucker Smith, all of Rockford, and many cousins, aunts, uncles and close friends.
Steve was predeceased by his grandfather, Paul Hodgdon; grandparents, Howard and Evelyn Leden and uncles, Dennis Hodgdon, Bob Leden and 1st Lt. James Ascher.
Service is at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time; the Rev. Dr. William Richard Kerr, Sr., pastor of Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park will officiate. Burial in Willwood Burial Park, in Rockford.