Mary Leonard Weitzel (nee Leonard), 84, of Hinsdale and a former 52-year resident of River Forest, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2020, surrounded by her family.
She was born March 5, 1936 in Rockford, the daughter of Dr. Charles and Helen Leonard.
She married Charles J. Weitzel and raised six children. Upon Charles’ death in 1982, Ms. Weitzel went to work for Madly Pop’n of Oak Park, Pilgrim Management Company of Oak Park, and then started her own company, MLW Property Management.
Ms. Weitzel was a 52-year member of St Luke Catholic Church in River Forest. She loved to play the piano, play bridge, attend book club and cheer on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. She lived a long fulfilling life and always made everyone smile with her good humor and generosity.
Ms. Weitzel was the wife of the late Charles J. Weitzel; the mother of Chuck (Gina), John, Megan, Riverside Police Chief Tom (Meg), Catherine Erhardt, Helen Patricia Sattler (Don) and Michael (Phoebe); the grandmother of Alex (Kaitlyn), Matthew and Peter Weitzel, Bridget, Kevin and Camryn Weitzel, Sarah and Anne Sattler, Shannon and Molly Erhardt, Charlie Weitzel, and Brandon and Caden Weitzel.
She was predeceased by her sisters Nell (the late William) Sheila and Helen C. Leonard and brothers Charles Leonard Jr and John (Marsha) Leonard. She is survived by sisters Ann (Dave) Burton, Kate (William) Devers and brothers Tom (Paula) Leonard, Luke (Georgia) Leonard, Peter (Claudette) Leonard.
Private interment services were at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Drechsler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home, Oak Park, handled arrangements.