Leo A. Mills

May 11, 1947 - June 5, 2020

Leo A. Mills, 73, passed away after a struggle with the COVID-19 in Elgin on June 5, 2020. He was born on May 11, 1947 in Dubuque, IA to Louis and Jeanette (nee Clark) Mills. As a young boy his family moved to Chicago, where he spent most of his life. He married the love of his life, Carol Kaszniak, on September 25, 1971 in Chicago.

Leo was a loyal and dedicated employee of Novak and Parker in Mt. Prospect for 56 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and fishing with the grandchildren. He cherished being able to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events. Above all Leo was a loving and caring individual who had a great sense of humor. He always knew want to do in any crisis and leaves an unbearable loss for everyone he knew and loved.

Leo leaves behind his wife Carol, his daughter Jennifer (Shawn) Kelly, and three grandchildren; Liam 17, Keira 13, and Sawyer 10. He also leaves his brother Louis (Laura) Mills, Louise Mills, Laura (AJ) Jackson; dear brother in law to Lyn and Al Sabatino & Rick (Maria) Lantini.  Additionally, he leaves an aunt, Linda Clark. He was a loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

To all our friends and family, due to the current environment and state of the world with strict rules and regulations we regret that we are unable to gather in large groups to celebrate the life in the memory of Leo. Our family has wonderful loving memories of Leo please take a moment to reflect on his life and rejoice in his memory. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home St. Charles 630-584-2000 or

Guest Book

  • Gail Duberchin Dear Carol, I will never forget your kindness when Barry died, bringing your best folding chairs to his funeral service at my house. I am so sorry for your loss, especially under these awful circumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sincerely, Gail Duberchin
  • Chris Gilpin Dear Carol, Jen, Liam, Keira and Sawyer, I am so sad for the loss of Leo. I can't express enough how sorry I am that this terrible thing has happened to all of you! Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know Leo will be missed by all whose lives he touched, including mine. I know he is gone from this earth but always remember that he lives on within Jen, Liam, Keira and Sawyer. Please take comfort in this.
  • Lyn Sabatino Leo was so much more than my brother in law....he was my friend..someone I could always turn to...someone who made me laugh..someone I could always count on...he is deeply loved by my family and deeply loved by me. I will miss him forever...❤❤❤
  • The Shannon Family We are so very sorry for your loss. Leo was such a sweet man and a very welcoming neighbor from days in Schaumburg. Please know we are thinking of you and your family. We are sending lots of prayers during this time and always.
  • Jeff Grabill I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with Leo the last 14 years, and have known Leo for the last 20 plus years. His stories were legendary, and his laugh was infectious. He will be dearly missed. My sincere heartfelt condolences to Leo’s entire family.
  • Boyd M Pletcher Dear Carol and Jennifer My heart is so sad for the loss of Leo.He had a way of making me feel good around him he was quick witted and kind. I am so sorry for your loss and if there’s anything I can do please don’t hesitate.I will pray the Lord comforts you through this and hold you you up when you’re feeling the need.I love you and wish you well❤️✝️
  • Rick Lantini My deepest sympathies to my sister Carol my niece Jennifer and her family I have great memories of Leo one of them is when I was a kid and he took me for my drivers license he laughed all the way home saying they will pass anyone but that was Leo he knew how to make you laugh . Leo may the Angels guide you Home give you the peace you so deserve and also bring peace to your loving family you have left your loved ones here on earth now you are with your loved ones in heaven smiling down I find myself talking to you more since you passed I look up and smile and say until that day we meet again May God bless you and your family..
  • Sally & Mike Martin Our sincerest sympathy to all. Leo was the type of man that will definitely be missed but we have the peace of knowing that he and his family will be together again. God bless you all
  • Mark and Debbie Ramsey Carol and Jennifer and Family, I can't express how lucky we feel to have spent time with Leo. Working together, telling jokes and knowing that come 5:00 on Friday his would rush home for Friday night pizza. I pray everyone in this world has someone like Leo in there life. God Bless you all.
  • Scott Shadley I worked with Leo at Novak and Parker for about 5 years. He taught me a lot and we had some great times. Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Carol, Jennifer, and family.
  • Dan Novak Carol and Jennifer, I cannot begin to express my deepest sympathy's to you and the rest of Leo's family. I am extremely saddened that I never got the chance to express how much of an impact he has had on my life. He was not only an incredible personality, he was a genuine and thoughtful person. I will miss him severely.
  • Al Sabatino I not only lost a brother-in-law, I lost a buddy. We will all miss Leo. My heart aches for Carol and Jen.
  • The Carter Family Carol, Jen, and family our deepest sympathy. Jen your dad always brought a smile to my face when I got to see him at your house. He was a great man that I know everyone is going to miss deeply. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Mike & Pam Epifanio Dear Carol , Jennifer and family Our condolences to you We are so sorry for your loss. Leo was a wonderful person. God bless your family.