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Phyllis M Leinonen

December 27, 1938 November 9, 2017
Phyllis M Leinonen
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Obituary for Phyllis M Leinonen

Phyllis M. Leinonen
Of Summerdale, Alabama

Phyllis M. Leinonen was born December 27, 1938 in Poplar, WI to Emil and Helen (nee Nykanen) Hietala. She died peacefully on November 9, 2017 at her son’s home in Arlington Heights, IL, surrounded by her family.

Phyllis worked at Zion-Benton HS and Warren THS in Lake Co., IL. In retirement she was an excellent pianist and singer performing in retirement homes and churches in Southern Alabama and Northern Wisconsin and Michigan. In addition, she was an award winning artist, whose paintings are greatly enjoyed by family and friends.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Dale Leinonen; her children Alan (late Barbara) Leinonen and Diane Leinonen; her grandson John Leinonen; her siblings Ethel Hoover, Linda Pearson, Joyce Bunnell, June Endres, Lorraine Rukavena and Gayle Richton.

She is preceded in death by her siblings Toivo “Don” Hietala, Stanley “Stan” Hietala, Dale “Willie” Hietala and Carolyn “Carrie” Waliczek and Gloria “Jeannie” Hietala and by her parents.

Memorial service will be held in the spring of 2018.

Funeral information and condolences <> or (847) 253-0168.


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