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Leonard Doyle

November 13, 1928 ~ January 25, 2018 (age 89)

Leonard Doyle 89, passed away, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at home surrounded by 4 generations of his family.


Leonard was born on November 13, 1928, near Ivesdale to Margaret and Frank Boyle, adopted by is Uncle and Aunt, Mike and Julia Doyle at 4 weeks of age, after the death of his mother. He married Loretto B O’Connor on October 18, 1952 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ivesdale. He is survived by 5 daughters, Margaret Doyle, Mary (John) Bartko, Brenda Hyre, Linda (Ken) Knox, all of Champaign, Barbara (Mike) Wallace of Lamoille, IL. Other survivors, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 3 nieces and 2 nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister and 1 great grandchild.


His community involvement included 67 years at the Virginia Theater and Co-Founder of the Champaign Urbana Theater Company (CUTC). For 65 years he held numerous positions in the local and state councils of the Knights of Columbus and Squires. He was actively involved in the Champaign-Urbana Freedom Celebration for over 50 years. He enjoyed diversity while working 43 years at the Assembly Hall and over 20 years for Owens Funeral Home. He retired from Eisner-Jewel after 32 years of service and 17 years with the MTD. He also served as Eucharistic Minister for Holy Cross Catholic Church for over 40 years. Leonard was never without a community project due to his love of people.


Visitation will be from 4-6pm, Monday, January 29th at Holy Cross Parish Center, (405 W Clark St Champaign.) The Rosary Service will begin at 3:30pm. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am, Tuesday, January 30th at the Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in the St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale.


Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church or St. Vincent DePaul Society thru Holy Cross Church.


Donations may be made to:

Holy Cross Catholic Church
403 West Clark, Champaign IL 61820

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