LeRoy E. Blanchette
June 7, 2008

LeRoy E. Blanchette  age 76 of Loretto.  Attn sheet metal union Local #10.  Born June 21, 1931 in Dayton, MN. to Ted and Mable Blanchette.  Passed away peacefully on June 7, 2008 due to respiratory failure.  Preceded in death by his parents; brothers James and Dick; sisters Betty and Theresa.  Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Luella; sons Gary, Tom (Angie), Joe (Shelly), Bud (Chris); daughters Kathy (Don) Olson and Bonnie Sinkel; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother Roland; sisters Doris Hovind and Arlene (Warren) Harrington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tony Lynch, Lawrence (Marlys) Lynch, Deloria Lynch Moran and Lorraine Blanchette.  Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Loretto.  Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a 6 p.m. prayer service at the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.  Visitation continues 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to Mass.  Interment Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Loretto Community Athletic Association.