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LeRoy E. Blanchette

LeRoy E. Blanchette, age 76, of Loretto, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 7, 2008.

He was born June 21, 1931, to Ted and Mable (Beltran) Blanchette in Dayton, Minn.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James and Dick; and sisters Betty and Theresa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Luella; sons Gary Blanchette, Tom and Angie Blanchette, Joe and Shelly Blanchette, and Bud and Chris Blanchette; daughters Kathy and Don Olson, and Bonnie Sinkel; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Roland Blanchette; sisters Doris Hovind, and Arlene and Warren Harrington; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tony Lynch, Lawrence and Marlys Lynch, Deloria Lynch Moran, and Lorraine Blanchette.

Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, June 10 at the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto with the Rev. Brian Fier officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Honors were provided by the Loretto Volunteer Fire Department and the Delano American Legion Post 377.

Memorials are preferred to the Loretto Community Athletic Association.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.