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Bonnie Leckinger

June 10, 1937 - March 3, 2020

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Bonnie Leckinger, a life-long resident of St.

Charles, passed peacefully on Tuesday,

March 3rd, 2020 surrounded by the love of

her family.

Born June 10th, 1937 to Paul F. and Lois (née

Kingsbury) Nelson, Bonnie proudly claimed

family roots in St. Charles dating back to the


Shortly after graduating high school, Bonnie

married her first love, Hugo E. Forni and

together they started their family of six

children. Tragically, Hugo died in 1975 of natural

causes aged only 41 years. After the loss of

Hugo, Bonnie met and married her second

love, Chas Leckinger, a young widower with 5

children of his own. Before her retirement,

Bonnie worked 30 years for the Carpenter’s

Pension Fund, during which many lasting

friendships were fostered.

In addition to her parents and both

husbands, Bonnie is predeceased by a son,

Benjamin W. Leckinger.

Surviving are her children, Julie (Forni

Weals) (Robt) Baert, John (Kimberly) Forni,

Paul (Lisa) Forni, Robt (Kelly) Leckinger,

James M. Forni, James (Robin) Leckinger,

George (Tonya) Forni, Susan (Leckinger)

(Wayne) Anderson, David (Sonja) Forni and

Julie (Leckinger VanDerHeyden) (Paul)

Georgiou, and daughter-in-law Katherine

Cuttriss Leckinger. Bonnie is also survived by

her dear brother, David E. Nelson (MT), 21

grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, many

nieces and nephews, and several life-long

friends, none more special than her two

sister- friends of over 50 years, Ingrid

(James) Judd and Carol (Alan) Smith.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at

a later date followed by private interment at

Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be

made in Bonnie’s memory to the St. Charles

History Center and Fox Valley Hands of Hope,


Final arrangements through Yurs Funeral

Home in St. Charles.


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