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LeRoy Winter

November 20, 1935 - January 08, 2012


5-7 pm Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home.

Also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday.

Prayer Service:

7:00 pm Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home.

Funeral Service:

2:30 pm Friday, January 13, 2012 at Church of the Nativity.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

LeRoy Winter

November 20, 1935 - January 08, 2012


LeRoy Winter, 76, of Osage, MN died Sunday, January 8th after a valiant two year fight with cancer.

He was born November 20, 1935 at Lake Henry, MN to Raymond and Louis (Fuchs) Winter.  He graduated from St. Paul’s Grade School and Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, MN and later attended St. Cloud Business College.  LeRoy served two years in the Army (1954-56).  He married Patricia Joehren on June 18, 1959.  They resided in Fergus Falls, MN 4 years, in Fargo, ND 35 years, and retired on Straight Lake, MN for 13 years.

LeRoy worked as a foreman for Thompson/Laughlin Roofing Company for 6 years and as a Field Agent for the Knights of Columbus for 35 years. 

He was an active member of his church parishes, Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls, MN and Nativity Church, Fargo, ND.  He was a dedicated Knight of Columbus for 51 years.  LeRoy enjoyed being a member of the Osage Lions and was committed to the mission of the Osage Environmental Association.

LeRoy loved gardening, landscaping, and all things having to do with nature, whether feeding birds, gathering and cutting wood, building, planting trees, camping, sitting on the front porch or around the campfire.  His happiest moments were outdoors.

He was an avid Viking and Twins fan cheering them on winning or losing.  He loved watching his children and grandchildren compete in sports, as well as snow skiing and fishing with them.  LeRoy enjoyed traveling, especially taking back roads always welcoming a new adventure.  He had a deep appreciation for music of all kinds including The Three Tenors and especially Neil Diamond. 

LeRoys friends, family, grandchildren, and wife, Pat, were the joys of his life.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his spouse, Patricia Winter; his children, Brad (Stacey) Winter, Fargo, ND, Kathy (Dave) House, Big Sky, MT, Bruce Winter, Bozeman, MT, Robert (Kristi) Winter, Scottsdale, AZ, Steve (Pam) Winter, Fargo, ND, Tracy Winter, Denver, CO, Jeff (Julie) Svare, W. Bountiful, UT; his grandchildren, Ryan and Arron Winter, Griffin, Quinn and Trevor House, Lauren, Brianna and Addison Winter, Michael and Sam Winter, Brandon and Jared Winter, Maren, Peder, Berit, Stein Svare; brothers, Rueben Winter and John Winter; sisters, Ethyl Fraase, Betty Host, Rosi Heinen, Armella Middendorf; many nieces, nephews, cousins and brother and sister-in-laws; and countless friends who shared many of his favorite times.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Louise Winter; infant grandson; sister, Edna Weiner and brother, Anthony Winter.

Memorials can be sent to Los Amigos del Padre Juan, St. Joseph Hospice, Park Rapids, MN, Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo, ND and RMCC, Fargo.

LeRoys family wishes to thank all his caregivers from RMCC, Sanford Hospital, Sanford PCU and Hospice including all the extended family that supported him so faithfully and all the many friends who have been vigilant with their kindness, love and prayers.


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  1. Jay and Janette Henderson says:

    Bozeman MontanaOur paths crossed in a strange way (you buying Jay’s folks home) but I am glad that they did. We enjoyed meeting you and visiting with you. My heart goes out to you. God Bless. Janette and Jay

  2. Collette Fraase-Simon says:

    Phoenix AZ
    I wish to convey my deepest sympathy’s to all. May the thousands of memories you carry in your hearts help heal your pain. He was special man and I have fond memories of time spent with your family in the summer when I was a girl and how he was a light hearted person and enjoyed to laugh. He will be missed. Love to all

  3. Duane Berglund says:

    Sun City West AzLeRoy will always be remembered as a real gentleman and a man of great faith in God. May he rest in peace with his creator.

  4. Aaron Jelinek says:

    Pat and Family…
    Thank you for allowing us to be a significant part of your family before and now at this time of the great loss of our dear friend Leroy. We will never forget him and what he meant to us. We will also cherish the great memories we all shared together so many times. I had hoped we could get Leroy and some of us out on a fishing trip one more time this past year but it was not to be…Cathy and I went to Riverside Cemetary before the service on Friday so we know where Leroy rests now and we promise to visit him there when we are in Fargo. If we are in a big hurry and cannot stop on our way up north to see our family, we will “honk our horn” as we drive by and I believe he will hear it and have a big smile!!!!…We will always remember his familiar and sincere “big smile”…Peace to all of you…We love you all and Pat we will stop by so please have the coffee on…Love, Aaron and Cathy

  5. Joanne Chadwick says:

    Palm Harbor Fl.Please accept my sympaty. I am in Fl. for the winter so cannot be with you in person. Love Joanne Chadwick

  6. Duane Fraase says:

    Phoenix AZ
    LeRoy will live forever in the minds of those who loved him. A very fine person has left our presence, but he has not left his place in our hearts.
    My sympathies to Pat and Family.

  7. Kelly, Curly, Tucker & Cooper Shea says:

    Big Sky MTWe are thinking of you all and sending our love, hugs and sympathy out to all of your family. May you be blessed with wonderful memories of times shared and laughter and joy spent together. Let it help bring you comfort, love and peace knowing that Leroy will always be a part of so many of us, and he will be dearly missed. We love you so much.

  8. Buffy Anderson-Holbrook says:

    Tracy and Family-
    I am so sorry about your Dad’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Chris and Wendy Lange says:

    Sabin MN
    We are so sorry for your loss. Wendy and I are praying for your family.

  10. Jackie and Mark Robin says:

    Big Sky MTKathy, Dave, Trevor, Griffin, Quinn,
    We are thinking of you all today as you lay your dear father and grandpa to rest. We know this is also a time to celebrate the wonderful life he lived and all that he gave to his family and friends.
    With love and deep condolences,
    Jackie, Mark, Andrew, Micah and Howie

  11. Bob Danzl says:

    St. Cloud MN
    As we grow older our memories become a bigger part of our lives. As those who played a prominent part in the development of those memories pass on we come to understand the meaning of John Donne’s “Whomsoever shall die diminishes me for I am involved in mankind–“. Althoug we went our separate ways in life, Leroy and I shared much of our youth in the experience of life and built a lot of our memories together. I wish him well in whatever experience comes after this life.


  12. Marie Sar says:

    Louisville KyI hadn’t known that Mr. Winter and I shared a common love of Neil Diamond’s music. I am thinking of all the Winter family…You have so many good memories of times together. My memories of the times I have shared with you have me humming, “good times never seemed so good.” Thinking of you, Marie Sar

  13. Brenda Strom says:

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Rory and Kristy Kiland says:

    Fargo ND
    Steve and Family,

    May it comfort you to know that so many people care and are thinking of you and your family at this time.

    With our deepest sympathy,

    Rory and Kristy Kiland

  15. Jim Schoener says:

    Millbrook AlabamaI’ve known Lee since grade school days. He was a true gentleman. Itn was always a pleasure to see him at the Cathedral High reunions. He will be deeply missed. He had a strong belief in his religion, which should be a great comfort to his family.

  16. Tanner Cherney says:

    North Dakota
    Winter Family-

    I am sorry for the loss of LeRoy. He was truly a great man. I had the chance to get to know him through the years from being with my dad and mom when they were with him and Pat. I knew he had a true passion for the outdoors and he loved his birds. I will always remember the stories he would tell me about the birds that he got to see outside of his house. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys in this time of loss.

    Tanner Cherney

  17. tom kautzman says:

    Pat and Family –
    My sincerest condolences in the loss
    of Leroy — May he rest in peace —
    Peace and Love,

  18. Ann (Wichmann) Krier says:

    Fargo ND
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Winter’s family. Ann (Wichmann) Krier

  19. Emmett Milner and family says:

    Dickinson TexasI will always remember our trips to the lake and all the bonfires and BBQ’s. You have a very special family and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  20. Beth Kourajian DuFault says:

    Fargo ND
    To the Winter family – I was so sad to hear about LeRoy’s passing. I have very fond memories of him stopping over to my parents’ house in Jamestown when I was growing up. What a good guy he was and I’m sure he will be deeply missed by many. Thinking of you all in this time of grief. God bless LeRoy.

  21. Debbie & Tom Weaver says:

    Richmond VADear Pat and Family,

    We hold you all in our prayers I know this has been a very difficult time for all of you Know that we love Leroy he was a great uncle. I loved his laugh and smile. We all celebrate his wonderful life. May God send his healing to all.

    Love and Blessings,

    Debbie and everyone from VA

  22. Clarence J. and Helen Fischer says:

    Bismarck ND
    Pat and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Leroy was a wonderful person that will be missed, not only by his family, but by all whose lives he touched in his own unique way.

    We have wonderful memories of Leroy as he worked for 35 years serving our Knights of Columbus families in North Dakota
    . We always treasured that smile and that friendly greeting.

    May Leroy rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

  23. Mike & Darlene Wolf says:

    Mesa AZ
    Dear Pat & family, Mike & I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family with the loss of LeRoy. The memories we have of LeRoy and you are with the Knights of Columbus and LeRoy was very dedicated to the order. May God give you comfort during the days ahead.

  24. Romaine & Darlene Streifel says:

    Minot ND
    Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you at this time.
    Romaine & Darlene Streifel

  25. Joanie and Trueman Tryhus says:

    Scottsdale AZ
    Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Joan and Trueman

  26. Melanie Froslie says:


    You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Melanie Froslie

  27. Bonnie & Wayne Larson says:

    N. Ft. Myers FloridaPat, we extend our sympathies to you and your family. We hope that in time to come, the painful memories you experience now will bcome memories of healing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Wayne & Bonnie Larson

  28. Lynn (Harty) Ketelsen says:

    Falcon Heights MN
    So sorry for your loss. I remember your dad ours days at Clara Barton. Your family will be in my prayers.

  29. Eugene & Carol Bannerman says:

    Alamo TexasSorry to hear about Leroy our prayers are with the whole family in your hour of sorrow We were in the Knights Of Columbus with him. gene and carol bannerman

  30. Nancy, Jeff, Evan and Elayna Rice says:

    MontanaIt’s so difficult to find the words to express all the sadness and sympathy we feel. With heavy hearts, we send our thoughts and prayers to LeRoy’s family and dear friends.

  31. David and Barbara Southward says:

    Osage MN
    Heaven is a better place today with the entrance of Leroy. God’s blessings on him and all who loved him.

  32. LISA says:

    AKMy thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless!!!

  33. Jim & Mary Vogel says:

    Staples MN
    Pat & Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Jim & Mary

  34. Bill Kiefer says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Pat and Family,
    Leroy was a fine person and I considered him a friend. God Bless all of you and his memory.


  35. Elmer & DeLoris Bittner says:

    Mesa AZ
    Our prayers go out to the family of Pat & Leroy. It is a sad time for us to realize that he is gone. I thank GOD that I had the privilige to know him for fourty or more years, and to work with him. He was a personal friend. His legasy will carry on forever with those who knew him. My GOD have mercy on his soul. Leroy we loved you.

  36. Renee Lunneborg says:

    Alexandria MN
    I worked wwith Steve at Dawson Insurance. I just lost my Dad too. I feel your loss. I send my thoughts and prayers to the entire Winter family for strength as you move through these first days. I know you will miss your Husband, Dad and Grandpa. May your memories bring you smiles and peace.

  37. Phyllis and Rod Haarstad says:

    McAllen TexasOur thoughts are with you, Pat, and all the kids and spouses and grandkids.

    At times like this, I wish we were in MN
    so we could be there with you.

    Hope to see you this summer. Love Phyl ad Rod

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  39. Leah Mancini says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Winter family.

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