Leon "Butch" Call
Leon “Butch” Call, II, 68, of Springfield, died at 1:38 pm, Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 6, 1945, in Springfield to Leon and Juanita Kimmel Call, Sr. He married June Petrella on November 18, 1972 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Michelle “Shelly” (Mike) Young of Springfield; two sons, Aaron (Nicole) Call of Summerville, SC and Chris Call of Springfield; three grandchildren, Alex Delahunt, Madison Call and Kelci Young; three sisters, Deborah Lewis of Springfield, Sandra (Charles) Flatt of Buckhart and Kathryn (Larry) Imler of Springfield; special Aunt and Uncle Betty and Charlie Whittemore of South Sutton, NH and several nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved dog Sadie and Max the cat.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Jerome and Una Kimmel and Shirley and Annie Call.
Butch was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and Knights of Columbus Council #4175 and was a US Air Force Veteran. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, shopping, fishing and golf. He always could find a bargain anywhere and would share the knowledge. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a Radiology Technologist at Memorial Medical Center for twenty-six years and St. John’s Hospital for seven years.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Church, with Reverend Dean Probst officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.
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Until we meet again. Love you with all my heart.......June
June,Shelly,Aaron Chris,Debby,Sandy,Kathy and grand kids.....My heart is broken, I can't believe we have lost another leaf from the Call tree. Aaron and Chris you have a big job to continue the Call name. We know Butch is In a better place but did he have to leave us so soon. Our love to you all. You were a wonderful person.
Hang in there everyone, Thomas W Wente
Aunt June, Aaron,Shelly and Chris, I'm sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all very much. I can't even imagine what you are going through, just know I am here for all of you 24/7. God Bless all of you. Love always, Theresa
"Love you very much Uncle Butch". I know you are another Angel in heaven watching over all of us. I will love you always and forever, Theresa
June and Shelley and the rest of the family my thoughts are with you all. I was blessed to work with Leon at STJ. He was my partner in crime,and we got in trouble afew times. We had a lot of fun in CT. I will miss him a lot.
I am thankful for the privilege of having worked with Leon. He was a wiz with technology and could always make us smile. If he saw a need for something or an improvement that needed to be made, he would take things into his own hands and get it done. We’ll never forget you.
June and family, So sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Deb and I will truly miss him, but we know he is in a better place now. We will keep you in our prayers and will hold on to our fond memories of him. He was truly a wonderful person.
June, I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. I have fond memories working with Leon, at Memorial radiology. Iam out of state, so I won't be able to attend his service. Prayers to you and your family
Shelly, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed!
Love you and miss you, Brother...glad, however, you have a new found peace. See you in Heaven some day...
Very sorry to hear of Butch's death. He will be very missed. Praying for the family during this time. Love you all.
Will always miss you Bubs. Hearts broken, but I know your dancing with the Angels.
Debbie, Sandy and Kathy. My deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your brother. I remember your family well from our days at Bunn Park Christian. Love to you all.
I Love you Butchie....I will always be your baby sister.
June, Aaron, Shelly, and Chris, With deepest sympathy related to Butch passing. I have been thinking about all the weekend gatherings as a child of the Knowski & Call families. I am glad to have them. Saying prayers for Butch and your family.
June and everyone, My heart is breaking for you all. We will all miss Butch so much. I wish I could be their for you. Praying for all of you especially that wonderful memories will flood you to take away some of your sadness. Love Robin, Aaron, Derek, Gabriel and Nathaniel
Sorry to hear of Leon's passing. June, my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this very difficult time. I am out of state so I will be unable to attend Leon's service. I will be be praying for all of you.
Lori and Scott Call posted on 3/23/14
Much love to all of our Illinois Calls. It meant so much to have Butch and June here in October. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.