The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 12, 2014

Leslie Pine

The Commercial-News

---- — Leslie Pine, 64, of Danville, passed away peacefully at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home.

He was born April 5, 1949, in Chicago, the son of John and Helen (Guzetz) Pine.

He married Karin Schmidt on Nov. 15, 1985, in Maryland. She survives.

He will be deeply missed by one son, John (Nicole) Pine of Danville; one daughter, Helen Pickering of Danville; one stepson, Robert Brenner of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Melissa Steinberg of Round Lake Beach, and Christine Miller of Elk Grove, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one niece, Lisa Held; one nephew, Mark Lance; and uncle, Thaddeus Zdeb.

Leslie was preceded in death by his parents.

Les joined the Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Zombies Elite motorcycle club for many years in Germany.

He was a handyman around Danville and was always trying to help people. He was part of Neighborhood Watch and would want everyone to know “I’m Still Here.”

A celebration of Leslie’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville with Ray Gordon officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Danville National Cemetery.

Memorials can be made in Leslie’s name to his family. Please join Leslie’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his Tribute Wall at

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