Michael A. Leonardelli

Michael A. Leonardelli, 74, of Pleasant Prairie passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Milwaukee on January 1, 1947, to the late Emil and Florence (Plewa) Leonardelli.

     Michael graduated from Marquette High School in Milwaukee in 1965 and went on to study child psychology at UW Madison where he graduated from in 1969. Michael met Marilyn (Teubert) in Madison, while he was a student and she was working as a nurse’s aide at University Hospital. The couple married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edgerton, WI on December 7, 1968. In 1971, he started working for Rural Mutual Insurance Co. where he remained employed until his retirement on September 1, 2017.

    To know Michael was to be gifted with his warm smile and giving heart, as he truly enjoyed life to the fullest. On the weekends in the Fall, he could be

found watching the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers. In the Summer, you’d have to travel North to the family home on Dutch Hollow Lake where Michael enjoyed relaxing on the porch, cutting the grass and watching his kids, and eventually grandkids, splash around in the water.

     Michael has been a resident of Kenosha County for 40 years and was a member of St. Mark Parish. Michael is survived by his wife Marilyn; two sons: Nathan (Samantha) Leonardelli of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Matthew (Jessica) Leonardelli of Waco, Texas. Nine grandchildren: Payton, Matilda, Nico, Kassandra, Ashton, Loralyn, Jose, Jordan & Logan. Brother, Steven (Susan) Leonardelli; sister, Janet (Roger) Weger; sister-in-laws, Shirley Teubert, Caroline (Robert) Stearns, Christine Meinert; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emil & Florence Leonardelli, his brother, Gary Leonardelli and his in-laws, Harold & Rena Teubert.

   A Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 2nd, 2021 at St. Marks Catholic Church (7117 14th Ave Kenosha WI 53143) at 11:00AM. Family will receive guests for a visitation before the service at 9:30AM at The Woman’s Club of Kenosha (6028 8th Ave. Kenosha WI 53143)

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Thoughts for Michael A. Leonardelli;

  • Dearest Leonardelli Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. He was a wonderful man who left a great impression on everyone he came in contact with. He had such a positive attitude and always responded to the question, “How are you?” with an emphatic WONDERFUL!
    We will keep you all in our prayers as you struggle with your loss.
    With love and sympathy,
    Steve and Kathy Barbiere

  • Dear Leonardelli Family,

    I was very saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. My fondest memories of Michael are the annual Father’s Day camp and his warm, enduring smile. Michael had a genuine, beautiful spirit about him! He will be dearly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Dena Barbiere

  • To the Leonardelli family: you are in in our thoughts and prayers – know this – a better friend we could not have had.
    Michael: thank you for 60 years of friendship and memories- you will be missed but not forgotten – RIP my friend.

  • Rick Minkley, Sue Hunter says:

    Michael (also BJ, Leo) we are sorry you left us. Although we have not seen much of you the past few years, the memories remain. Our condolences to Marilyn and the family.

  • Jason barbiere says:

    He will be truly missed. I enjoyed spending time at fathers day camp with him and the guys. I am so very sorry for ur loss. But in life he was a great man and mentor. God bless you all..

  • Steve Barbiere says:

    Michael…..You we’re a great friend that had a magical smile who brought joy to any occasion! So many memories through all our years of friendship! I will miss you ….but never forget you! My thoughts and prayers to the Leonardelli Family

  • Marilyn, I am so very sorry to hear about Michael. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. I will not be able to come to the service as I am out East on a tour and will not be home till Monday. I owe a lot to Michael for all my years at Rural. Love, Laura Staven

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