Susan G. Leonhard

Susan G. Leonhard, 61, of Burr Ridge, passed away on June 16, 2021, at Amita Hinsdale Hospital.

Susan was born in 1960 in Chicago to Dr. Robert Geurkink and the Jean (Gustafson) Geurkink. Susan was married to William S. Leonhard at Hinsdale Covenant Church on Nov. 29, 1980.

Susan "Geurks" was a graduate of the Hinsdale High School, class of 1978. She studied music theory at Hope College in Holland, Mich., for two years before leaving to pursue her "Mrs." degree. Susan was a lifelong member of Hinsdale Covenant Church and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She had a tremendous passion for music and selflessly shared her gifts in many ways. She led a children's choir (Choristers), was a frequent soloist and was a founding member of the contemporary music service. She enjoyed travel, sitting on the beach, spending time with dear friends, bird watching, Joni Mitchell music, playing her guitar, dining outdoors, and her beloved children and precious grandson.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; her children, Will Leonhard, Jessica Leonhard (Justin) Maguire, Tyler Leonhard; and her grandson, Harrison Leonhard.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521 to re-establish a Chorister Program to teach young children the joy of singing.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.