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LeRoy Rheault

June 25, 1940 - September 22, 2019

Visitation - Friday

September 27, 2019
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Friday

September 27, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

September 28, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Saturday

September 28, 2019
- 11:00 AM

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

LeRoy Rheault

June 25, 1940 - September 22, 2019

Obituary

LeRoy Rheault was born to Julien and Laura Rheault in Fargo on June 25, 1940. He grew up on the family farm near Horace, North Dakota. LeRoy attended St. Benedict School at Wild Rice and graduated from High School there in 1958. He entered the U.S. Army in 1959 and served until 1961.  LeRoy then returned to Horace where he worked on the family farm until 1963 when he began work at Gibb Plumbing. LeRoy served an apprenticeship in sheet metal work and worked for various companies for 40 years until retiring in 2002. He enjoyed working part-time at Red River Human Services in his retirement years. LeRoy Rheault and Betty Mostue were united in marriage in 1983.

LeRoy was known for his kind heart, unquestionable integrity, strong work ethic, unshakeable faith, and his unending love and devotion to his wife and best friend, Betty. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren, and served as an incredible role model for them in a countless number of ways.

More than anything, LeRoy loved spending time with his family, particularly at his and Betty’s cabin on Franklin Lake. They greatly enjoyed lake life at the cabin up until just a few years ago – that is, except for having to mow the grass every week! He had many passions, including hunting and fishing, but he especially loved car racing. The “Straw-Hat Banana Man,” as he was nicknamed by the announcer at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, built his own car and raced for 26 years. When he wasn’t racing as a driver, he was an avid fan of NASCAR, continuing to watch every race that he could up until his final days.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, West Fargo; his children, Sherri Cote, Fargo, Mark (Karman) Rheault, Fargo, Lynn (Greg) Schroeder, Lake Park, MN, Jennifer (David) Blagg, Yankton, SD, Ann Malstrom, West Fargo; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; his sisters Phyllis Hamilton, Green Valley, AZ and Kathleen (Curtis) Olerud, Fargo, ND; sister-in-law Sharon Rheault, Las Vegas, NV; and brothers-in-law, Bruce Coryell, Northwood, ND; and Arlan (Sylvia) Mostue, Fargo, ND.

LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Rheault; sister, Marie Coryell; and brother-in-law, Herb Hamilton

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13 responses to “LeRoy Rheault”

  1. Bev Schons says:

    Dear Betty, I am so sorry to see that LeRoy has passed. It appears the Angels took both of our husbands “Home” on the same day. My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. Love, Bev

  2. Karen Chase says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. Jackie Arneson says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I had the pleasure of working with Leroy and found him to be one of the sweetest most genuine human beings around. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  4. Bernice (Bernie) Evert says:

    My sincere sympathy to you Betty. You n have memories to hold in your heart of which no one can take away. Love to you my friend. Bernie Evert

  5. Anne Pazdernik says:

    Joe and I were deeply saddened to hear about LeRoy’s passing. We enjoyed the time we spent with him at the BMX race track watching Matt and Michael race as well as the times we got together for family events. We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Joan Nelson says:

    Betty, I am so sorry and sad about Leroy’s death. My heart is breaking for you and for Bev too. We must get together. Love you, Joan

  7. Christi Hawley says:

    Betty,

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a pleasure to work with at Svee. I’ll be keeping you, Ann, and the rest of the family in my prayers.

  8. Sandi Larson says:

    Dear Betty, so sorry to hear of LeRoys passing. My sympathies to you and your family.
    Take care my friend.
    Sandi

  9. Ursula Stephens says:

    Betty & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about LeRoy. May the strength of family & friends see you through this sad time. Bill always enjoyed talking to LeRoy about the Sheet Metal industry. They had a common bond and we always enjoyed visiting with both of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  10. Donna Gruchalla says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. LeRoy was a wonderful person. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around. He will be missed. I will be praying for you and your family.

  11. Sharon Bach says:

    Betty we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you & the family.

  12. Rita Chamberland says:

    Betty, we are so sorry to hear this. Our love goes out to you and your family. Leroy was such a great guy. Big hugs! Bill and Rita

  13. Shirley Norman says:

    So sorry Betty to hear this sad news! Your family is in my prayers.
    Shirley Norman

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