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Norbert Francis Leffelman, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Norbert was born on April 20, 1933 to Arthur and Clara (Sibigtroth) Leffelman. He was one of eight children, he attended Amboy schools. Norbert enlisted into the US Air Force in 1953 and served his country proudly until his honorable discharge. Norbert was married on November 20, 1953 to Rita Harrison. He became an avid dairy farmer in many locations, until 1983 when he sold out and worked many years at Northern Illinois University in the janitorial department until his retirement in 1997. He then worked with Sigmans landscaping and had his own lawn maintenance service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Maple Park, IL and a member of NAIM (Holy Trinity Chapter-for widows and widowers.) It was at NAIM where he met Marie Hermes. They were married on October 26, 2002 at St. Mary’s and made their home in Maple Park. They spent most winters in Surprise, AZ and traveled to many other areas. Norbert was the father of 11 children. He is survived by his wife Marie, 7 sons; Jeff (Connie), Joe (Sherry), Tom (Donna), Rick (Joni), Stanley (Mary), Steve (fiancee Michelle), Ross (Shanda), 3 daughters; Cynthia (Tim) Haug, Kim (Newton) Walpert, and Amy (Andy) Barton.33 grandchildren; Chrissy, Kelly, Jennie, Troy, Amber, Michael, Jessica, Brooke, Heather, Garrett, Teri, Adam, Carly, Lindsey, Cody, Nathan, Travis, Lauren, Luke, Lexie, Terry, Jack, Wade, Wesley, Jonathan, Jordan, Josie, Joshua, Tyler, Kayla, Trevor, Jessica and Joseph.10 great grandchildren; Gavin, Caleb, Sam, Bella, Levi, Aubrey, Ellen, Julie, Chloe and Jackson4 step-children, Susan Glasco, Steve (Julie) Hermes, Nicholas J. Hermes, Kurt (Jodi) Hermes.7 step-grandchildren; Adam, Andrew, AJ Glasco, Amanda, Kristen, Brooke and Micah HermesOne brother; Gilbert 3 sisters Vivian, Carol, and Norma.He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Clara Leffelman, his first wife Rita, son Terry, grandson Blake, 2 brothers, Hubert and Delbert, and 1 sister Ruby. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 w. Pierce, Elburn, IL from 4-8pm. A mass to celebrate Norbert’s life will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:30am with visitation from 9:30-10:15am, at St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park, IL. Burial will follow mass at Ohio Grove Cemetery, Sycamore, IL.In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Norbert’s name to benefit the American Alzheimer’s Association. Checks may be made to the "American Alzheimer’s Association" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or on www.conleycare.com.