Leona R. Schmahl

August 8, 1925January 30, 2013
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Leona R. Schmahl, 87; beloved wife of the late Reinhold W.; loving mother of Daniel (Christine); Eileen (Richard) Soliday and John (Dale); cherished grandma of Robert, Stacy (Jeff) and Jonathan Soliday and Nicole and Evan Schmahl; adored great-grandma of Lily Soliday; loving sister of Lucille Vlieger, sister in law of Bernice Timmerman., and sister in law of the late Irene Pohlman. Visitation Sunday, 3-9 pm at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Avenue, (On Rt. 53, ½ mile south of Ogden Ave./Rt. 34) Lisle. Lying in state, Monday 9 am until time of service at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle. In lieu of flowers donations to Trinity Lutheran Church are appreciated. For info call (630) 964-9392 or visit



  • Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • Lying in State Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2013


  • Burial

Leona R. Schmahl

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Eileen Soliday

August 10, 2017

Oh my, what would I like to say about Leona? She was my mother. She was so very special. It has been 4 years now that she has left us, but it seems like yesterday. I can still remember the call from my brother Dan. I don't know how to tell you this, but Mom has died. Jonathan and I rushed to get our clothes on because it was after midnight. We drove to Tabor Hills. They were waiting for us. We went in. She was silent. I said my goodbyes and Jonathan asked for a few minutes with her. He did that. How can you end so quickly a life that meant so much to so many? This was a woman who deeply loved her family. She deeply loved the Lord. This was a woman who gave so much of herself for others. Truly an inspiration. God bless you dear Mom. I couldn't have asked for anyone better than you. I will love you till the end of time. Eileen

March 5, 2013

Chris and Dan, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom, there really are no words to help, however, remember that no one can take away the wonderful memories that you both have. Thinking of you and love you...Melinda and Tryger

Alex Pfeifer

February 3, 2013

Dan, and Schmahl family,

I'm sorry for your loss, I did not know Leona very well other than a few times I met her on holidays however I know how much she meant to the family. From my interactions I know she was a kind woman and will be missed, my thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

February 3, 2013

Dan, Eileen, and John - My sympathy go out to you on the death of your mom. I remember the nice times we had as kids visiting you and your parents. Your mom was always great to see and a wonderful fun cousin. Glenn Busse

Pam Schwer

February 3, 2013

Leona was a woman of such great faith and character, who loved her God and her family so very much. She was a treasure and will be missed.

Richard Porak

February 3, 2013

To Eileen, Dan, and John your mom will be deeply missed I looked at her as my mom too .

Sue Pappano

February 2, 2013

Dan and Chris - I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew your mom, but am sure she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherri and John Dullea

February 2, 2013

Our deepest condolences to Dan, Christine and the Schmahl family. Keeping you in our prayers at this very sad time.

Sue Whiteside Smith

February 2, 2013

Words can not say how truly sorry I am for your loss. Although I didn't know her personally, I know Dan & Christine & they loved her deeply. My heart & thoughts are with the entire family in your time of sorrow.

Mike Nejedly

February 1, 2013

I'll never forget the warmth and kindness that Mrs. Schmahl showed me when my parents passed. She was a wonderful person and will dearly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Dan, Eileen and the rest of the Schmahl family. Mike Nejedly