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LEONARD W. Huber LEONARD W. HUBER April 8, 1925- July 3, 2018 Simplicity reveals the pure beauty of life and the essence of happiness. If you knew Len, you knew that he simply revealed all that was beautiful in life. He never missed the opportunity to point out the joy of a good meal, baseball game, cold glass of root beer or a comfy chair. He always asked how you were doing and never forgot to say goodbye. For a man who struggled to understand the complexities in life, his character was both pure and genius. Len’s infectious smile lit up the room and captured the hearts of all who were lucky to call him friend or family. Len devoutly spent most Sunday mornings as an usher at the First United Methodist Church in Waukegan, Illinois. He retired from Abbott Laboratories and later worked for the Round Lake School District. Len enjoyed a cup of coffee with his breakfast buddies at The Avalon or The Sunset House. For many years and through his retirement, Len loved to play golf at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan where he was known as the “Mayor”. Len was the sought out lucky charm in foursomes as his group often took home the winnings in scrambles. His luck even gave him a hole in one! The last six years of his life, Len resided in Ahwatukee, Arizona and lived with his nephew Rob and wife Kathy Makela. Len loved to spend time with his family at family events or just hanging around the house. He would always look on at the conversations with a content smile and robust laugh that can still be heard in the hearts of many. He especially treasured his conversations with his loving sister, Jean. He looked forward to their phone calls and her big hugs. Len enjoyed going out and about with the lovely ladies from Your Angels on Duty and the volunteers at Y-OPAS. He would go to the mall and visit the puppies in the puppy store. He loved going to BINGO at the Pecos Senior Center. He liked to share his winnings of cakes and cupcakes and tell his loved ones about his day’s adventures. To Len, it was ALWAYS a good day. As family and care takers, Rob and Kathy gained way more than they gave. Kathy decorated a beautiful cowboy room where Len loved to watch cowboy movies! However, a good Western flick took a backseat to the World Champion Chicago Cubs. Len LOVED the Chicago Cubs. After every Cubbie win, Len would hang his very own “W” flag on his bedroom door. It's hard to believe this sweet, genuine soul is now our heavenly angel. As our hearts ache, we will celebrate the JOY of his beautiful 93 years as our uncle, brother and friend ... We will miss Len always and love him forever. On his bedroom door we will forever fly the “W” because Len won at life! Leonard Huber was born in Waukegan, Illinois and passed in Chandler, Arizona. Len was proceeded in death by his loving parents, Nell and Preston Huber. Len Huber is survived by and will forever be in the hearts of his sister Jean Makela, brother-in-law George Makela, nephew Rob and wife Kathy Makela, great nephew Scott and wife Kelly and great-great nieces Kaari and Kamy Makela, great nephew Ted Makela and great niece Kiirsti and husband Dan and great-great nephew RJ Kamrath. Len will also be forever in the hearts of Clyde and Helen Fawcett, Peggy (T-T) Fawcett, the entire Fawcett Family, all of the beautiful care-takers and the countless lives he forever touched. To love Len was to see the face of God. Rest in Peace Uncle Len. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held on July 27 th at the Pecos Senior Center 17010 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048 at 11:30 am. All are welcome to visit and share memories. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to First United Methodist Church 128 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085.
Published on July 18, 2018
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