Leonard August Potempa
August 8, 1947 - May 16, 2021
Justen Funeral Homes Light a candle Light a candle
Light a Candle
Flowers & Gifts

Arrangements starting at $35

Windridge Memorial Park
7014 W Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013
847-462-4490 | Map
Wednesday 5/19, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Leonard August Potempa, born August 8, 1947, died May 16, 2021, lived in Fox Lake, Illinois, left this world after suffering over four years from ALS. Leonard grew up in a hardworking family in Chicago. He ran a family business, Belmont Cabinet Company. He was married to his high school sweetheart Janice Jakubowski for 51…

Continue Reading
Sandy left a message on May 19, 2021:
Remember many fun parties in the Groves of Kildeer! Just sold the “party house” on the pond to a sweet family who appreciate the special amenities! Mike and Lenny would be walking at sunrise around the subdivision while the neighbors thought they started a new exercise program! They actually had been IP ALL MIGHT solving the world’s problems!! Lenny was a good man...he will be missed! Our deepest sympathy, Sandy Krug
Renee McCauley left a message on May 19, 2021:
Mr. Lenny was the best neighbor someone could have. We will remember his laughter, him dancing with Janice in the driveway and putting beers in the path that we were about to mow. We became part of their family! Love to the entire family, our hearts are with you all. Many prayers and love, Renee & Bob McCauley
Sherry Shelton Snyder left a message on May 18, 2021:
Uncle Lenny was the younger brother of my Mom, Arlene. My earliest memories of him include the Beach Boys blaring from the speakers piping the music to the basement of the house on Mango. Us kids would take turns running upstairs to reload the record player when the music stopped. When I would visit the cottage on the lake, taking a ride in the Mango Masher was the ultimate goal! My cousin, Patti, and I loved all the attention of the boys who flocked around us... even though it was only to see the boat. Uncle Lenny was always the cool uncle, the fun uncle and now he will be the sadly missed uncle. Rest in peace. Love you, Sherry and Arnie
Lynn left a message on May 18, 2021:
Such wonderful memories of times spent with Lenny. He will be missed. From neighbors in Roselle and hosting our wedding reception to neighbors in Hanover Park to times at your cabin and with the Mango Masher in MN trying to get it in the water! Always funny ready to help. I’m sure he and Lar are sharing a drink and exchanging stories right now! Wish I could be there to hug you all. Lynn
Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Show More