Leonard “Boz” Virgil Farenbaugh, age 66, of Darwin, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at his home.
He was born May 22, 1941, in Stewart, the son of Jerome and Catherine (Fank) Farenbaugh, and attended high school in Hutchinson, graduating in 1960.
Leonard was united in marriage to Sharon (Helseth) Farenbaugh at St. Anastasia in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with son Kevin and daughter Kelly.
He was later united in marriage to Mary Jo Poshek April 29, 1988, in Willmar.
While living in Hutchinson, Leonard was a mechanic and worked for Lenny Johnson at Tri-County Water. After moving to Darwin, he worked at Riebe Sod for many years.
Leonard was a member of the All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin.
He enjoyed riding horse, fishing, and carpentry.
Leonard is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kris Farenbaugh of Hutchinson; grandchildren; siblings Jerome N. Farenbaugh of Arizona, Veronica Caswell of Dassel, Harry (and Vivian) Farenbaugh of Cedar Mills, Dorothy (and Jack) Lindenberg of Crystal River, Fla., Patty (and Terry) Mraz of Glencoe, Kathy (and Bruce) Doring of Darwin, and Mary Jo (and Ralph) Rosenow of Hutchinson; and sister-in-law Sharen Farenbaugh of Hutchinson.
He is further survived by his step-children, Cindy (and Neil) Anderson of Gaylord, Bill (and Judy) Blaisdell of Dundas, Bob Blaisdell (of Grove City), Brad Balisdell of Cokato, and Merlyn Blaisdell of Cokato; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Catherine; wife Mary Jo; son Kevin, daughter Kelly Jean in infancy; brother Donald; brother-in-law Gordon Caswell; sister-in-law Mary Jane Farenbaugh; niece Cindy; nephews Robert and Derek; and stepdaughter Brenda McKinney.
Services were Wednesday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at All Saint’s Lutheran Church in Darwin, with interment in the church cemetery.