Leslie George Nejedly, age 77, of Fox Lake, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
He was born May 17, 1940 in Chicago to Michael and Mildred (Hostak) Nejedly. On September 7, 1996, he married Wanitta J. Wilkins in Tuscola, Illinois.
A resident of Fox Lake for the past two years, he previously lived in Lakemoor for many years. Leslie worked as a carpenter in the field of residential construction. He was the proprietor of E & L Shilo Construction and Two Oaks Construction.
A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, Leslie served from 1959 until 1964. He was a member and Past Commander of Liberty Memorial Post #188 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans in McHenry, as well as the Past Commander of the Illinois PLAV organization and Past Commander of the Combined Veterans Association of Illinois.
Leslie enjoyed friendships with many of his fellow veterans throughout the years.
In addition to devoting time to his family, he found it greatly rewarding to help his fellow veterans in need.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Wanitta; children, Michael (Brian McMahon) Nejedly, Marla (Randy) Novak, Kelly (Chris) Gorny, Ed (Jeannie) Gruner, Kellie (Matt) Kay; 16 grandchildren, Anthony, Maddie, Malina, Ty, Gia, Skylar, Alex, Kat, Guy, Andrew, Tyler, Marcus, Jeffrey, Alex, Zachary, and Abby; a great-grandchild, Cassidy; and brother, Michael (Wilhelmina “Billie”) Nejedly.
Friends may gather from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. A Post Everlasting Ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m., with the funeral service taking place at 3 p.m.
His family suggests memorials in Leslie’s honor be made to the Milwaukee VA Fisher House, 5000 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53295-0001.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050