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Leslie W. Brettman

March 2, 1927 March 23, 2021
Leslie W. Brettman
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Leslie W. Brettman, a lifelong resident of River Forest, veteran US Army, WW II; beloved husband of the late Colette nee McDevitt; loving father of Kathleen Crimm, Raymond, Allan (Karyn Hede) Brettman and the late Leslie W. Brettman Jr.; cherished grandfather of Rebecca (Steven) Blankenship, Gregory (Caroline Greenfield) and Anne (Eric Saites) Brettman; great-grandfather of Brandon, Joshua and Maggie Blankenship; dear brother of the late Dorothy (the late Alfred) Rauch and Ruth (the late William) Hankins; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Les worked in the consumer electronics industry for over 40 years, his career spanning from the earliest car radios to the semi-conductor. In his retirement he was a valued member of the Chicago Cubs staff working in game day operations. “Les was the nicest of the nice guys.”

Visitation Sunday 3 to 7 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. Oak Park. Prayers Monday 10:15 a.m. to St. Luke Church for Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army ( or Misericordia Home ( are appreciated.

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3:00 PM 3/28/2021 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/28/2021 7:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

***Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, a maximum of 50 people are allowed in the funeral home at any one time. Social Distancing is practiced and face masks are required.

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 3/29/2021 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/29/2021 12:00:00 PM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Salvation Army

5040 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630


6300 North Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

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