80, of Paris, Ill., passed away at Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
Born Feb. 14, 1929 in
Edgar County, Illinois, he was the son of Leonard and Martha (Leitzel) Twigg who farmed in the Brouilletts Creek area.
Leonard graduated from ParisHigh School, then joined the Illinois National Guard, H-Company
and served in the Korean War. Later, he earned an electronics
degree from Coyne Technical Institute in Chicago, Ill. He was in the TV repair business for more than 40
years, first working at Zenith, and then operating a repair business in Paris,
Ill. He was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Parish and
was active in the CCD, TEC, and Koinonia programs.
Additionally, he was a member of Paris,
Ill. VFW Post 3601 and had an amateur radio license,
Survivors include daughter, Mary TwiggLumsdon (Kenneth) of Princeton; three sons, Thomas Twigg of Paris, John (Jolene) Twigg
of Clinton, Patrick (Mary Margaret) Twigg of Urbana,
Ill.; sister, Barbara TwiggBlagg
(Robert) of Charleston, Ill.; sister-in-law, Virginia Melton Fitzgerald of
Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers-in-law, Steve (Diane) Melton of Paris, Ill., James
(Nancy) Melton of Kansas, Ill.; three grandchildren, Sabrina Smith, Matthew Twigg, MakenzieLumsdon; four great-grandchildren; and a large extended
family of many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 49 years, Ruth Melton Twigg; two sons, Charles and Donald; and daughter, Susan.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Friday, April 17, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paris,
Ill. with Rev. Fr. David Zimmerman officiating. Burial
will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Paris,
Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 211 and VFW Post
Visitation will be Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home with a Rosary
service to at Thursday at
the funeral home.