524 N. Park Ave Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 920-922-5110
Leon E. "Lee" Sivil
November 29, 1934 - July 09, 2012
Leon “Lee” E. Sivil, 77, of Fond du Lac, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born November 29, 1934 in Heartson, OK, the son of Leon and Adeline Bartouluzzi Sivil. He was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School, Detroit, MI. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and served from 1955 – 1958 on the U. S. S. Bang during the Korean War. He was very proud to have served on the submarine. For the past 17 years the U. S. S. Bang had a reunion with all of his fellow ship mates. Lee attended all 17 reunions and had a reunion in Fond du Lac in 1996. Lee was president of the “Bang Gang” for four years. He thought of his shipmates as brothers and loved all of them dearly. On February 18, 1956 he married Alida Schoener at Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac. Lee was Chief Area Storesman for Wisconsin Power & Light for 34 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Power & Light Pioneer Club, Navy Club, and Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75. He golfed in the Wisconsin Power & Light League for 30 years with his golf partner, Robert Dehnel. Lee enjoyed music, sports, especially the Green Bay Packers, reading, playing cards and dartball, going to the casino, enjoyed plays and musicals, was a music and sport trivia fan, and loved traveling with his wife, Alida and their neighbors, Al and Dorothy Lemery. Lee was a very kind and generous man, giving to several charities.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Alida; one daughter, Jami (Frankie) Peacock, Magnolia, TX; three grandchildren, Johnny Lee (Katie) Manning, Shane (special friend, Star Hinson) Manning, and Heather Peacock; one brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” (friend, Jane) Schoener, Fond du Lac; one sister-in-law, Violet (friend, Frank Mook) Lehman, Lincoln, NE; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved daughter, Terry; one sister-in-law, Donna Schoener; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Schoener and Orv Lehman.
VISITATION: will be from 2 – 5 PM on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 5 PM on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Balken officiating. Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75 will conduct military honors. Cremation will follow the traditional services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Lee’s name.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Michael Sergi, Agnesian Hospice nurses, Jean Warner and Julie VanVleet, Bonnie and Bob Hilt, Sandy Issac, Carrie Lemery, and Linda and Bill Marcoe, for their care and compassion during Lee’s illness.
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.