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Leo J. Neaton, 79

Leo James Neaton, age 79, of Montrose, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake.

Leo was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Woodland Township, to Thomas and Katherine (O’Brien) Neaton.

He was a resident of Woodland Township for 72 years.

Leo was united in marriage to Helen Bokusky Sept. 16, 1961, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. They were blessed with two children: LuAnn and Martin.

Leo worked at many places including Pako and Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur.

He loved to travel and, later in life, did woodworking for his family members.

Leo is survived by his wife, Helen, of Rockford; daughter LuAnn (Thomas) Schendel; son Martin (Mary) Neaton; grandchildren Michelle, Michael, Keith, and Davette (James); one great-grandson, Amiel; sister Helen (Dennis) Kittock; numerous family and friends; and grand-dog Daisy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Alice.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Church of St. Mary in Waverly, with the Rev. Timothy Cloutier officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.; and continued Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Waverly.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.