Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Leonard R. Vanna, Sr., "Lenny"

Passed away on November 3, 2019

Leonard R. Vanna, *Lenny" , age 70, lifelong of South Chicago, passed away November 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Margaret “Mamas” (nee Campos) for 53 years. Loving father of Lisa Vanna, Leonard (Elsy) Vanna Jr. and Nicole (Gabriel) Fuentes. Devoted grandfather of Justin Luna, Ariana and Ethan Vanna & Gabriel Jr. and Noah Fuentes. Beloved son of Mary V. Vanna. Dearest siblings of Robert (Eileen) Vanna, Ronald Vanna, Mary Vanna, Linda (Alfred) Avila, Alice Castellanos, Donna (Anastacio) Morales, late Clara Knafelz, late Raymond Vanna and late Anthony Vanna. Special in-laws of Carmen Vanna, Kathy Vanna, Antonio Mariscal, John Knafelz and Theresa Vanna. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Lenny was a member of Union Local #705, a golfer with Mis Hits Golf Club, an avid bowler, bocce player and bartender at Just Jim’s and enjoyed playing softball on his neighborhood team. Visitation Thursday 2-9pm. Funeral services Friday, November 8, 2019 8:45 am prayers from Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass 9:30am. Cemetery private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association in Lenny’s name would be appreciated. 773-731-2749 www.elmwoodchapel.com




Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:45 am

Funeral Mass:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
3200 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 9:30 am

Cemetery Private

Memorial Contributions:

 In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association in Lenny's name would be appreciated.


Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"I am honored and blessed to have known Lenny as a friend coach and team mate. Mamas may your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Charlie"
- Charlie Bais
November 4, 2019 3:10 pm

"I am so sorry for your loss and I know he is in heaven free of the pain he had endured for so long"
- Diana Rodriguez
November 4, 2019 6:13 pm

"Lisa, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Prayers for comfort, strength and God's blessings. Kim "
- Kimberly (Bakovich) Bartuska
November 5, 2019 7:24 am

"My condolences to the whole Vanna family We had some fun times at Just Jim's that I will always remember. Rest easy my friend. "Girl Lenny""
- Lenny B
November 5, 2019 9:35 am

""My deepest condolences to you and your family May your grandpa rest in peace blessings""
- Karol Alcantar
November 5, 2019 1:27 pm

"My heart saddens for you & your family...stay strong & stay proud of him ...keep his memories in your hearts.💖🌺🌹"
- Vicky Gossett
November 5, 2019 1:45 pm

"Nicole, please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loving father. He was a special person as you posted so much about his love for his family which I came to admire. The immense/lifetime memories you have of him will bring a smile to you as you carry on his love, legacy to your loved ones as he taught you. He’s gained his wings in heaven. He is your angel now who will help look after you from above. It’s a temporary goodbye for now. He is with God and his loved ones who’ve made that journey to their eternal rest. Praying for your family. "
- Lucy Sepulveda
November 5, 2019 5:02 pm

"So sorry to hear about Lenny. Even though I haven’t seen you all for years you still have a big place in my heart. So many wonderful memories, I hope they will help you get through this difficult time. Sending love to all of you. Jean Janecki and family "
- Jean Janecki
November 5, 2019 6:50 pm

"Our deepest sympathy to the entire Vanna family. Our hearts are broken. Lenny was one of a kind and will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. "
- Frank & Mary Esquivel
November 6, 2019 1:21 pm

"My thoughts and prayers are with you mamas and your entire family.May he rest in peace."
- Gloria Pena Palacios
November 7, 2019 9:18 am

"My condolences to the Vanna Family, so sorry to hear of Lenny's passing I will keep you in my prayers. May he rest in peace. Your friend Kenny"
- Kenny Varela
November 7, 2019 1:12 pm

"my deepest condolences go out to mommas and the entire vanna family. may he finally rest in peace with the lord.lenny was one of nicest gentlemen that i have met in my lifetime and he will be greatly missed. we will all miss "hands of stone""
- bill bear
November 7, 2019 2:31 pm

""My deepest condolences to The Vanna Family, may he rest in peace. We will keep him in our prayers forever. Rich and Gail Perez"
- Richard Perez
November 7, 2019 3:14 pm

"Lisa, my dearest friend, it breaks my heart to see you & Justin so sad; our deepest condolences to you & the whole family; I’ll pray to God to give you all comfort on this very sad time..God be with you all!"
- Joy Hernandez
November 8, 2019 10:44 am

Candles Lit
"My deepest condolences to you Mammas and the rest of your family. I’ll be praying for Gods strength and comfort during your time of grief."
- Christy Alvarez- Mercado
November 5, 2019 12:23 pm

"My deepest condolences to Mamma and all of the Vanna family. Our prayers are with you all at this time. A dear friend for over 50 years! He will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace..... "
- Aurora Martin
November 5, 2019 4:49 pm