Leon F. Schlabowske, age 76, of Pearl, Illinois passed away peacefully on December 4, 2022. Leon was formerly from Dwight, Illinois, where he worked as a barber for 40+ years, side by side with his late wife, Vicki. Leon dedicated most of his life to helping others. He was a treasured member of his family and his community. His warmth, compassion, and humor were a gift to all who knew him. He also loved dancing, hunting, and being outside. He was a husband, a father, a papa, and a friend to many. Leon is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Vicki; his parents, Delores Carani and Jerome (Mary) Schlabowske; and his nephew, Nathan Nylander. He is survived by his wife, Leanna Johnson Schlabowske of Pearl, Illinois; his sons, Steve (Paula) Schlabowske of Morris, Illinois, and Jeff Schlabowske of Morris, Illinois; his grandchildren: Ryan Schlabowske, Hayley and Carli Schlabowske, and Nick Connor. Also surviving are his siblings: Andrea Dalton, Rodney (Becky) Schlabowske, Donna Offill, Debbie (Bob) Weber, Dave (Judy) Schlabowske, Mary Grant, Teresa Antwine, Mark (Lori) Gibson, Jeff (Vanessa) Schlabowske, and Kim (Mark) Baker; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of a funeral service, Leon’s memory will be honored with a private family gathering.