Robert Dean Leck

Robert Dean Leck
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Fri, 01/10/2020 – 14:26

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Celebration of Life service for Robert Dean Leck was held Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Bowlegs with Randy McCown officiating. Burial followed in the Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Casket bearers included Joseph Leck, James Leck, Gary Belcher, Josh Dunagan, Jeremiah Dunagan and Rodney Troglin. Honorary bearers were Gabriel McCown, Bryan Goodwin, Josh West, Jason Goodwin and Zac Hart.

Robert passed away Jan. 6, 2020, at his home in Somonauk, Ill. He was born Dec. 2, 1972, in Seminole to his parents, Walter Karl Leck and Susan Kay (McCown) Leck.

He grew up in Calumet and was a high school graduate. He spent the last 18 years of his life in Sandwich, Ill. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm II, attaining the rank of Airman.

Robert was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sandwich.

He was a huge OU Sooners football fan. He enjoyed fishing and computer gaming.

Robert battled Huntington’s Disease for 18 years and promoted advocacy and awareness for the disease. He was a member of the Illinois chapter of HDSA and a member of the National Youth Alliance of Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Karl (Bud) Leck.

Robert is survived by his mother, Susan (Leck) Hodgson and father, David Hodgson; his son, Samuel Swanson and wife, Krishana of Wellston; brothers, Joseph Leck and wife, Michelle of Kingfisher and James Leck of Somonauk, Ill.; sisters, Kathryn (Kate) Hodgson of Somonauk, Sarah (Hodgson) Bock and husband, David of Augusta, Ga., and Emily Hodgson of Somonauk; grandchildren, Keegan and Kyzer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Illinois Chapter-HDSA at

Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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