Leo A. Warchol


Leo A. Warchol, 91, of Highland, IL, born Saturday, November 1, 1919, in E. St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Faith Care Center in Highland.

Mr. Warchol worked as a Butcher for Armour Co. and was self-employed doing golf club repair. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Polish American War Veterans, Caseyville. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Felix and Katherina, nee Skrzyszowska, Warchol
  • Brothers 
    • Edward Warchol
    • Fred Warchol
  • Sisters 
    • Stella Warchol
    • Lottie Hanser
  • Step - Grandson: Blaine Ovelgoenner

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Marie, nee Geiler, Warchol
  • Step-Daughter: Dorothy (Clarence) Ovelgoenner of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Step-Grandchildren
    • Lisa Neal
    • Kristen (Nelson) Wright
  • Step-Great Grandchildren
    • Troy Neal
    • Laura Neal
    • Cody Neal
    • Slater Wright
    • Carson Wright
  • Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church or the Polish American War Veterans. 

Visitation: Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:30 am, Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. There will be a Special Service at 10:30 am by the Polish American War Veterans.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am Monday, April 4, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Father Ray Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences left for Leo A. Warchol:

    To the family of Leo,

    Leo was a good man. He loved his wife. He was loved by all the staff at Faith Countryside Homes. May he rest in peace now. He will always be remembered for his smile. Thank you for sharing him with us. Marie is also loved.

    Kim Deimeke Trenton Illinois 62293

    Leo was one great man. He helped Marie. He always asked how we were doing at Faith Countryside Home and always was a funny man .We love Marie . Thanks for sharing him with us . May he rest in peace .

    Melissa Spangenberg New Baden IL 62265

    Uncle Leo was definitely a person with a great sense of humor. I loved him very much and it was always a great joy to be around him and Aunt Marie.
    I will always remember our last time together this last September.
    Thank you Dorothy Ann for all you did for him in his last months.

    Paul Hanser Houston Texas 77035

    I'm proud to know Kathleen Ruth Geiler.....she is a keeper of the memories of Uncle Leo. She paints his portrait as a man who had a lot of stories about life....Life as he knew it...Life as a hard working butcher...thrown into a war as a young man serving his counrty in a very honorable way....Everyone loved uncle Leos stories....
    My father was very much like Uncle Leo....I miss him alot..
    a man who unselfishly served his country and never understood when people thanked him for doing that..Our true heroes from this time in history are leaving us....
    Please ask an elderly person what they've seen in life....
    You will be amazed at what you hear........
    I Love You All..RealRockRoy

    Roy Mobley Cedar Hill Missouri 63016

    We are so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. Leo was a wonderfully kind and caring man. If this message gets to Marie or to Dorothy Ann, we want them to lovingly remember how Leo used to feed the "fish" at Citrus Park! We send our best to Marie.

    Larry & Chris Overbeek Bonita Springs FL 34135