Britz, Leona (Nee: Gatons) Age 86, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Walnut Grove Village in Morris, IL. Survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Britz; two children, Jean Travica and Wally Britz; grandson, Paul Travica Jr.; parents, Samuel and Mary Gatons; brothers, C.F. "Buddy" and Mark Gatons; sisters, Bernadine Gleason, Lillian Hischier, Rita Clinton and Agnes "A" Hischier. Born in Joliet on February 17, 1927 and a lifelong resident. Member of Cantigny Post V.F.W. Post #367 Ladies Auxiliary. Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to Holy Cross Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. John Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday morning 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Published in Herald News on Apr. 21, 2013