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David Howard Leighty
(04-25-1944 - 10-23-2020)

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David Howard Leighty went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2020 at the age of 76. He was born in Aurora the son of George W. & Esther Steede Leighty. He was raised in Yorkville and graduated from Yorkville High School. He later went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Education.
David will be remembered for his gentle spirit and as a loving man caring deeply for his family. He taught for 36 years in the Cook County Detention Center with juvenile delinquents. He was an Eagle Scout. He traveled with his family to all the states in the US and all the Provinces of Canada.
David is survived by his wife Thelma Ragnes Leighty, his son Howie (Caristan) Leighty and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister Gwen Leighty Moeller, his aunt Aggie Steede, sister –in-law Marilyn Leighty and 8 nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Mary Lou Kaiser, and a brother Leighton L. Leighty. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Northwest Bible Baptist Church, 9N899 Nesler Rd, Elgin. Burial be Tuesday morning at 10:30 at Chapel Hill Gardens West, 17W201 Roosevelt Rd. Oak Brook Terrace. Visitation will held on Monday at the church from 12:30 P.M. until the time of services. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.

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