LeRoy "Duck" Moonen
September 23, 2016
LeRoy “Duck” Benard Moonen, age 82 of Delano, passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of the morning on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, due to surgical complications.
He was born July 29, 1934 to Bernard and Bernice (Pouliot) Moonen of Winsted, MN.
LeRoy married Marie Weibel on October 6, 1962 and eventually settled in Delano to raise their family. They had four children, Kevin (Michelle), Lisa (Ted) Rassett, Colleen (Greg) Litfin and Brian (Melanie). LeRoy also had a daughter from a previous marriage, Gail Miller-Schmeeckle, who resides in Colorado.
LeRoy worked several jobs but is remembered for his tenure at Ditty Plumbing and Heating of Delano, where he worked until his retirement in 1994.
His hobbies included garden tilling, fishing, hunting, farming with the Schaust family, making maple syrup with the Fake family, volunteering for the Delano Fire & Rescue and being a member of the Delano American Legion Post 377. He was always willing to lend a hand and was generous with his time and talents.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents Benard and Bernice Moonen, sister-in-law Dorothy Muckenhirn and brother-in-law Willard Baumann.
Left behind to cherish LeRoy’s memory are his wife of 54 years; 5 children; 8 grandchildren Brandon, Kaitlyn, Adam and Trevor Moonen, Carissa Sievers, Nicole Honl and Bryce and Connor Litfin; 3 great-grandchilren Carter Auspos, and Ava and Aubrey Sievers; 4 brothers Kenny (Bernice), Gilbert (Gail), Gerald (Cheryl) and Marvin (Nancy); 3 sisters JoAnn Baumann, Marlene (Marvin) Doboszenski, and Margie (Tom) Bigalke and a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.
LeRoy was deeply loved by his family and community and will be greatly missed.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 AM on Friday, September 30, 2016 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Gathering of family and friends was Thursday, from 3 – 7 PM with a 2:30 Rosary service and continued Friday, 10-11 AM prior to the Mass ALL in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Inurnment with Military Honors was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano, followed by a luncheon at the Delano American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred.