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Leslie C. Boling

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 9:18 a.m. CDT

MAZON, Ill. — Mr. Leslie “Les” C. Boling, 71, of Mazon, Ill., passed away at 7:39 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Morris Hospital in Morris, Ill.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, Ill. Pastor Michael Boling will officiate.

Celebration of Life Services will be at Mazon United Methodist Church, Mazon, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The family will greet friends at the church from noon until the service time. Pastor Michael Boling will officiate.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Boling was born Aug. 11, 1941, in rural Champaign, the son of Alfred C. and Ilene (Rutledge) Boling. He married Sandra Cripe on Oct. 31, 1969, in Rockville, Ind. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bruce A. (Debbie) Boling of Youngstown, Fla., and Michael J. Boling of Rogers, Ark.; one daughter, Melissa S. (Jim) Dunning, of Kinsman, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Amanda Reeland, Derek and Alexandra Dunning, Anna, Joseph, Alyssa, Christopher, Stephanie, Samantha, and Bruce Boling, and Jessica Burnham; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Kim Boling.

Mr. Boling was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 601, the Mazon Masonic Lodge, and the Mazon United Methodist Church.

His hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, gardening, and feeding wild animals. He was a Cubs fan.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials in Mr. Boling’s name may be made to his family, who will distribute contributions to local charities.

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