A memorial service for John Henry Leverenz, age 78, formerly of Bella Vista, AR was held on Sunday, September 23 at 1:30 pm at Tamarack Retirement Center in Palatine, IL. For those wishing to attend, there will be a graveside service on Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 pm in Canby City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Ahlgrim Funeral Home of Palatine, IL and Birk Funeral Home of Canby.
John was born on May 19, 1934, in Canby, the son of the late Henry & Myrtle Leverenz, and passed away on September 4, 2012. Prior to retirement of John, he had a very successful career working as a civil engineer with Rock Road Construction Company and other construction and consulting companies. Some of the projects John had worked on during his career included construction of runways at O’Hare Airport, the Woodfield Shopping Mall, and Route 53 Expressway. John was also consulting engineer during the construction of the Tulsa, OK Airport. Prior to his retirement, John was district engineer for the state of Kansas and was named the Government Official of the Year by the American Concrete Pavement Association in 2000.
He was a loving father of Brian (Faye Seeman), Brad (Risa), Kim and the late Terry Leverenz; and cherished grandfather of Cully J. Leverenz.